AskDefine | Define hawser

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hawser n : large heavy rope for nautical use

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Noun

  1. a cable or heavy rope used to tow or moor a ship

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Extensive Definition

Hawser is a nautical term for a cable or rope used in mooring or towing a ship. A hawser passes through a hawsehole or cat hole, located on the hawse.

References

hawser in German: Trosse
hawser in Polish: Cuma
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