foul hawse

noun

Definition of foul hawse

: an arrangement of starboard and port anchor cables in which the cables cross or twist with the swinging around of the ship — compare open hawse

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“Foul hawse.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/foul%20hawse. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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