Hanch
Hance Hance (h[a^]ns), Hanch Hanch (h[a^]nch), n. [See {Hanse}.] 1. (Arch.) See {Hanse}. [1913 Webster]

2. (Naut.) A sudden fall or break, as the fall of the fife rail down to the gangway. [1913 Webster]


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