verb (used without object), hawsed, haws·ing.
Origin of hawse
Examples from the Web for hawse
Historical Examples of hawse
That cursed Spanish ship ahead is heaving-to athwart our hawse.Romance
Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
The hawse hole for the chain cable is fitted as has not been seen before.If, Yes and Perhaps
Edward Everett Hale
The “hawse” of a ship is that part of the bows where the “hawse-holes” are made.
Said well never get the hawsers to run out with them bugs in the hawse pipes.The Sea and the Jungle
H. M. Tomlinson
You ride my hawse, Mr. Cameron, and Ill sit in yere and drive.Ruth Fielding at Silver Ranch
Alice B. Emerson
Word Origin for hawse
part of a ship's bow (containing the hawse-holes), late 15c., from Old English or Old Norse hals "part of a ship's prow," literally "neck" (see collar). Respelled with -aw- late 1500s.