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hawsepipe

[hawz-pahyp, haws-] /ˈhɔzˌpaɪp, ˈhɔs-/
noun, Nautical
1.
an iron or steel pipe in the stem or bow of a vessel through which an anchor cable passes.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; hawse + pipe1
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hawsepipe

/ˈhɔːzˌpaɪp/
noun
1.
(nautical) a strong metal pipe through which an anchor rope passes Often shortened to hawse
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