14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a
alteration of Middle English halse, from Old Norse hals neck, hawse; akin to Old English heals, neck — more at collar
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“Hawse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hawse. Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.
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