Hawser iron

Hawser iron
Hawser Haws"er (h[add]z"[~e]r or h[add]s"[~e]r), n. [From F. hausser to lift, raise (cf. OF. hausser['e]e towpath, towing, F. haussi[`e]re hawser), LL. altiare, fr. L. altus high. See {Haughty}.] A large rope made of three strands each containing many yarns. [1913 Webster]

Note: Three hawsers twisted together make a cable; but it nautical usage the distinction between cable and hawser is often one of size rather than of manufacture. [1913 Webster]

{Hawser iron}, a calking iron. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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