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hawsehole Syllabification: hawse·hole
Pronunciation: /ˈhôzhōl/

Definition of hawsehole in English:


A hole in the deck of a ship through which an anchor cable passes.
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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