Definition of hawsepipe in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhôzpīp/


An inclined pipe leading from a hawsehole to the side of a ship, containing the shank of the anchor when the anchor is raised.
Example sentences
  • With this design, water passing up the hawsepipe went to the main deck, rather than below deck.
  • The anchor is now stored touching the hull in three places and seated in the top of the hawsepipe.
  • Examining the port side, the anchor chain can be seen to hang down from the hawsepipe a foot or so and then abruptly end without an anchor.

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Syllabification: hawse·pipe

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