The part of a ship where the hawseholes are located.
The space between the bows and anchors of an anchored ship.
The arrangement of a ship's anchor cables when both starboard and port anchors are secured.
That part of the bow of a ship containing the hawseholes.
The space between the bow of an anchored vessel and the point on the surface directly above the anchor.
The arrangement of the anchor cables when a ship is moored with both a starboard and a port anchor.
Alternative Form of hawse - halse
Origin of hawse
- Middle English hals forward curve of a strake probably from Old Norse hāls neck, ship's bow kwel-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition