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hawse

noun \ˈhz\

Definition of HAWSE

1
a :  the part of a ship's bow that contains the hawseholes
b :  hawsehole
2
:  the distance between a ship's bow and her anchor

Origin of HAWSE

alteration of Middle English halse, from Old Norse hals neck, hawse; akin to Old English heals, neck — more at collar
First Known Use: 14th century

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