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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A large rope for tying up a ship.

Usage examples (32)
  • It is important to release the hawser as the ship leaves the pier.
  • The hawser is a thick rope, or cable, to which the lifebuoy is suspended when in action.
  • A hawser is the thing you tie around a bollard.
  • It was caught by the crew on board and the hawser was hauled off. for more
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