the part of a bow where the hawseholes are located.
a hawsehole or hawsepipe.
the distance or space between the bow of an anchored vessel and the point on the surface of the water above the anchor.
the relative position or arrangement of the port and starboard anchor cables when both are used to moor a vessel.
(of a vessel) to pitch heavily at anchor.
Idioms about hawse
to hawse, with both bow anchors out: a ship riding to hawse.
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How to use hawse in a sentence
Little more than an hour before midnight another craft was observed driving down on the hawse of the Gull.The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands | R.M. Ballantyne
A breeze at nightfall fanned her along, and when her killick went down, the rusty chain groaned querulously from her hawse-hole.Blow The Man Down | Holman Day
Dat's de fines' hawse dat dis chile ebber seen, an' I'se gwan ter watch ober heem lek he wus de apple ob mah eye.Frank Merriwell's Races | Burt L. Standish
He had given the order to slip the cable, and he could hear the rattle of the chain as it passed out through the hawse-hole.Within The Enemy's Lines | Oliver Optic
As the anchor came up to the hawse-hole, the jib filled, and the vessel began to move.Down the Rhine | Oliver Optic
British Dictionary definitions for hawse
the distance from the bow of an anchored vessel to the anchor
the arrangement of port and starboard anchor ropes when a vessel is riding on both anchors
(intr) (of a vessel) to pitch violently when at anchor
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