Nautical words


Hawse Hook. Breast hook above upper deck. Hawse Piece



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Hawse Hook. Breast hook above upper deck.

Hawse Piece. Cant frame next to knight heads in wooden vessel. It forms a solid mass of wood around hawse hole. Name is someĀ­times given to the wale in which hawse holes are made.

Hawse Pipe. Tube that connects hawse hole with cable deck or forecastle, and through which cable goes from ship to anchor.

Hawse Plug. 'Hawse Block.'

Hawser. Flexible steel wire rope, or fibre rope, used for hauling, warping or mooring.

Hawser Laid. Said of rope in which yarns are spun right handed, laid up into strands left handed, strands laid up right handed.

Hawse Timber 167 Heave and Set

Hawse Timber. Vertical bow timber in which hawse holes are cut.

Haze. Atmospheric state in which visibility is reduced to about one mile.


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