Hawser

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The hawser is coiled on deck.

Hawser is a nautical term for a thick cable or rope used in mooring or towing a ship.[1][2] A hawser passes through a hawsehole, also known as a cat hole,[3] located on the hawse.[4]

References

  1. ^ The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, third edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, p. 830 (ISBN 0-395-44895-6)
  2. ^ "Hawser at dictionary.com". http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/hawser. 
  3. ^ "Cathole at dictionary.com". http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/cathole. 
  4. ^ The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, third edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, pp. 829-830 (ISBN 0-395-44895-6)