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hawsepipe

[hawz-pahyp, haws-]
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noun Nautical.
  1. an iron or steel pipe in the stem or bow of a vessel through which an anchor cable passes.
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Origin of hawsepipe

First recorded in 1860–65; hawse + pipe1
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Examples from the Web for hawsepipe

Historical Examples

  • The Rose, with foam midway to the hawsepipe, went shearing alongside the barque within pistol shot.

    The Strand Magazine - Vol. 1 - No. 5 - May 1891

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  • Thus Mr Hawsepipe, in as authoritative a tone as though he were the first luff of a 120-gun ship.

    Under the Meteor Flag

    Harry Collingwood

  • We accordingly returned to the deck and summoned Hawsepipe and the doctor to our assistance.

    Under the Meteor Flag

    Harry Collingwood

  • Hawsepipe evidently knew how to construct a raft upon scientific principles.

    Under the Meteor Flag

    Harry Collingwood

  • Some time during the night I was awakened by Hawsepipe, whose trick at the helm it was.

    Under the Meteor Flag

    Harry Collingwood


British Dictionary definitions for hawsepipe

hawsepipe

noun
  1. nautical a strong metal pipe through which an anchor rope passesOften shortened to: hawse
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