hawser

noun
haw·ser | \ˈhȯ-zər \

Definition of hawser 

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

First Known Use of hawser

13th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

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hawser

noun

English Language Learners Definition of hawser

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

hawser

noun
haw·ser | \ˈhȯ-zər \

Kids Definition of hawser

: a large rope for towing or tying up a ship

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