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Hawser meaning

hawser - 1 dictionary results

  1. 1. A small cable.

hawser - examples of usage

  1. The distance from outside of the outer bar to Astoria is about fourteen miles, for which the towage is $ 500, pilotage $ 192, and that was in the middle of a beautiful day, ship also using her own canvas and hawser. - "Two Years in Oregon", Wallis Nash.
  2. Carried out the stream anchor and two hawsers on the starboard bow and the coasting anchor and cable upon the starboard quarters, got down yards and topmasts, and hove taught upon the hawser and cable; but as we had gone ashore about high water, the ship by this time was quite fast. - "The Naval Pioneers of Australia", Louis Becke and Walter Jeffery.
  3. By this a stout hawser was convey'd, and those on shore made it fast a good way up a pine- tree. - "The Naval Pioneers of Australia", Louis Becke and Walter Jeffery.
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