hawsehole definition

  • noun:
    • An opening when you look at the bow of a ship through which a cable or hawser is passed.
    • The hole through which a ship's anchor line is passed away.
    • a hole into the bow of a ship, through which the anchor line or cable passes.
    • A cylindrical opening when you look at the bow of a ship through which a cable is passed.
    • the hole that an anchor line passes through

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