Hawser

Hawser is a nautical term for a thick cable or rope used in mooring or towing a ship.[1] A hawser passes through a hawsehole, also known as a cat hole,[2] located on the hawse.[3]

References

  1. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, third edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, p. 830 "hawser". The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language (5th ed.). Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 2014.
  2. "Cathole at dictionary.com".
  3. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, third edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, pp. 829-830 (ISBN 0-395-44895-6)
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