hawsehole
noun Date: 1664 a hole in the bow of a ship through which a cable passes

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  • Hawsehole — is a nautical term for a small hole in the hull of a ship through which hawsers may be passed. [cite web|url=http://www.infovisual.info/05/055 en.html|title=The Visual Dictionary, Passenger Liner ] Also known as a cat hole. [cite web|url=… …   Wikipedia

  • hawsehole — hawse hole , hawsepipe hawse pipe . a hole in the bow of a ship, through which the anchor rope or cable passes. Syn: hawse, hawsepipe. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hawsehole — [hôz′hōl΄, hôs′hōl΄] n. either of the holes in a ship s bow through which a hawser or anchor cable is passed …   English World dictionary

  • hawsehole — /hawz hohl , haws /, n. Naut. a hole in the stem or bow of a vessel for an anchor cable. [1655 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • hawsehole — noun The hole through which a ships anchor rode is passed …   Wiktionary

  • hawsehole — hole for ship s cable Nautical Terms …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • hawsehole — hawse•hole [[t]ˈhɔzˌhoʊl, ˈhɔs [/t]] n. naut. navig. a hole in the stem or bow of a vessel for an anchor cable • Etymology: 1655–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • hawsehole — The hole on a ship through which the anchor is lowered …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • hawsehole — /ˈhɔzhoʊl/ (say hawzhohl) noun a hole in the bow of a ship, through which a cable is passed …   Australian English dictionary

  • hawsehole — noun the hole that an anchor rope passes through • Syn: ↑hawse, ↑hawsepipe • Hypernyms: ↑hole …   Useful english dictionary

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