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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hawser  \Haws"er\,  n.  [From  F.  hausser  to  ?ft,  raise  (cf.  OF 
  hausser['e]e  towpath,  towing,  F.  haussi[`e]re  hawser),  LL 
  altiare  fr  L.  altus  high.  See  {Haughty}.] 
  A  large  rope  made  of  three  strands  each  containing  many 
  yarns. 
 
  Note:  Three  hawsers  twisted  together  make  a  cable;  but  it 
  nautical  usage  the  distinction  between  cable  and  hawser 
  is  often  one  of  size  rather  than  of  manufacture. 
 
  {Hawser  iron},  a  calking  iron. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hawser 
  n  :  large  heavy  rope  for  nautical  use 




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