Definition of Hawsers

1. Noun. (plural of hawser) ¹



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Definition of Hawsers

1. hawser [n] - See also: hawser

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hawsers

haws
hawse
hawse-pipe
hawse-pipes
hawse pipe
hawse pipes
hawsed
hawsehole
hawseholes
hawsepipe
hawsepipes
hawser
hawser-laid rope
hawser-laid ropes
hawser bend
hawsers (current term)
hawses
hawsing
hawt
hawthorneite
hawthorns
hax
hax0r
haxonite
haxonites
haxor
haxored
haxoring

Literary usage of Hawsers

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1. The Odyssey of Homer by Homer, Andrew Lang, Samuel Henry Butcher (1900)
"... early Dawn shone forth, the rosy-fingered, I called to my company, and commanded them that they should themselves climb the ship and loose the hawsers. ..."

2. Professional recollections on points of seamanship, discipline, &c by Francis Liardet (1849)
"hawsers. When a vessel comes home to be paid off, after having been her usual time on a foreign station, her hawsers are seldom in a trustworthy state for ..."

3. The Mechanical Engineer's Pocket-book: A Reference Book of Rules, Tables by William Kent (1895)
"COMPARATIVE STRENGTHS OF FLEXIBLE GALVANIZED STEEL-WIRE hawsers, ... Patent Flexible Steel-wire hawsers Chain Cable. and Cables. Tarred Russian Hemp Rope. ..."

4. The ├ćneid of Virgil by Virgil (1910)
"So saying, from its scabbard forth he flashed The lightning of his sword, with naked blade Striking the hawsers free. Like ardor seized On all his willing ..."

5. Useful Information for Practical Men Compiled for E. I. Du Pont de Nemours by E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (1908)
"hawsers are laid with three strands of rope, or with four rope strands. ... hawsers and cables of three strands, up to 12 inches, are fully 10 per cent, ..."

6. Mechanics' and Engineers' Pocket-book of Tables, Rules, and Formulas by Charles Haynes Haswell (1893)
"I to right and left, laid alongside each other, and sewed togethe; ift iron wire. ! hawsers of steel are made of 6 strands of 12 wires each with hem] around ..."

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