hawser

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noun haw·ser \ˈhȯ-zər\

Definition of hawser

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

Origin and Etymology of 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


First Known Use: 13th century


HAWSER Defined for English Language Learners

hawser

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noun haw·ser \ˈhȯ-zər\

Definition of hawser for English Language Learners

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


HAWSER Defined for Kids

hawser

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noun haw·ser \ˈhȯ-zər\

Definition of hawser for Students

  1. :  a large rope for towing or tying up a ship


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