hawsehole

hawsehole

[hawz-hohl, haws-]
noun Nautical.
a hole in the stem or bow of a vessel for an anchor cable.

Origin:
1655–65

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hawsehole (ˈhɔːzˌhəʊl)
 
n
nautical Often shortened to: hawse one of the holes in the upper part of the bows of a vessel through which the anchor ropes pass

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