Definition of hawsehole in English:

hawsehole

Syllabification: hawse·hole
Pronunciation: /ˈhôzˌhōl
 
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noun

A hole in the deck of a ship through which an anchor cable passes.
More example sentences
  • Just nearby is a huge anchor, hanging from the hawsehole.
  • From her pedestal descend branches of gold, which also encircle the hawsehole.
  • The aesthetic benefit of bulwarks derives from the scuppers and hawseholes cut into them.

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