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hawsepipe

[ hawz-pahyp, haws- ]
/ ˈhɔzˌpaɪp, ˈhɔs- /
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noun Nautical.

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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British Dictionary definitions for hawsepipe

hawsepipe
/ (ˈhɔːzˌpaɪp) /

noun

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