Hawse meaning

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The part of a ship where the hawseholes are located.
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A hawsehole.
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The space between the bows and anchors of an anchored ship.
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The arrangement of a ship's anchor cables when both starboard and port anchors are secured.
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That part of the bow of a ship containing the hawseholes.
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The space between the bow of an anchored vessel and the point on the surface directly above the anchor.
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The arrangement of the anchor cables when a ship is moored with both a starboard and a port anchor.
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(nautical) The part of the bow containing the hawseholes.
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(nautical) A hawsehole or hawsepipe.
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(nautical) The horizontal distance or area between an anchored vessel's bows and the actual position of her anchor(s).
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(nautical) A position relative to the course and position of a vessel, somewhat forward of the stem.
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(nautical) Said of a vessel lying to two anchors, streamed from either bow.
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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