Definition of Hawseholes

1. Noun. (plural of hawsehole) ¹



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Definition of Hawseholes

1. hawsehole [n] - See also: hawsehole

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hawseholes

hawkweeds
hawky
hawleyite
hawm
hawmed
hawming
hawms
haws
hawse
hawse-pipe
hawse-pipes
hawse pipe
hawse pipes
hawsed
hawsehole
hawseholes (current term)
hawsepipe
hawsepipes
hawser
hawser-laid rope
hawser-laid ropes
hawser bend
hawsers
hawses
hawsing
hawt
hawthorneite
hawthorns

Literary usage of Hawseholes

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1. A Practical Course in Wooden Boat and Ship Building: The Fundamental by Richard Montgomery Van Gaasbeek (1919)
"One of the upright timbers in the bow, bolted on each side of the stem in which the hawseholes are cut. Hawse Wood.—A general name for the hawse timber. ..."

2. The Gentleman's Magazine (1858)
"Fast as it flowed off by the scuppers, it came in faster by the hawseholes and ports, while the beams and knees strained with a doleful noise, ..."

3. A Manual of Yacht and Boat Sailing by Dixon Kemp, Brooke Heckstall-Smith (1900)
"The pipes in the hawseholes in the bow through which the cables pass. ... The large timbers in the bow of ships in which the hawseholes are cut. Hawser. ..."

4. Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life, During a Four Months' Residence in a by Herman Melville (1850)
"The old ship herself longs to look out upon the land from her hawseholes once more; and Jack Lewis said right the other day when the captain found fault ..."

5. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris (1901)
"While Benbow remained a subordinate officer, the fact that he had entered the service through the hawseholes, as the saying went, was no serious ..."

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