Terminology from the Age of Sail

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Search result for definition: hawse
Hawse: Location at the bow of a ship where the hawseholes are located. A ship is also said to be riding to hawse when moored with both starboard and port bow anchors out.
Hawse-pieces: Relatively large pieces of wood attached to the bow through which the hawseholes were cut.
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