hawsehole

noun
hawse·​hole | \ ˈhȯz-ˌhōl How to pronounce hawsehole (audio) \

Definition of hawsehole

: a hole in the bow of a ship through which a cable passes

First Known Use of hawsehole

1664, in the meaning defined above

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“Hawsehole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hawsehole. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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