- Bouse is defined as hoisting something up with a tackle.
An example of bouse is to pull up a crab trap from the ocean.
bouse definition by Webster's New World
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bouse definition by American Heritage Dictionary
also bowseverb boused boused also bowsed, bous·ing also bows·ing, bous·es also bows·es Nautical verb, transitive
To pull or hoist with a tackle.verb, intransitive
Origin: Origin unknown.