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hawsepipe Line breaks: hawse|pipe

Definition of hawsepipe in English:


An inclined pipe leading from a hawse hole 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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