noun haw·ser \ˈh-zər\

: a very thick rope or cable for towing or tying up a ship

Full Definition of HAWSER

:  a large rope for towing, mooring, or securing a ship

Origin of HAWSER

Middle English, from Anglo-French haucer, from Anglo-French halcer, haucer to raise, hoist, from Vulgar Latin *altiare, from Latin altus high — more at old
First Known Use: 13th century

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HAWSER Defined for Kids


noun haw·ser \ˈh-zər\

Definition of HAWSER for Kids

:  a large rope for towing or tying up a ship


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