elbow in hawse

Definition of elbow in hawse

: a foul hawse resulting from a 360 degree turn made by a ship riding at two anchors — compare round turn

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“Elbow in hawse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/elbow%20in%20hawse. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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