Definition of hawser noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈhɔːzə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɔːzər//
(specialist) Parts of boats and ships
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a thick rope or steel cable used on a ship See related entries: Parts of boats and ships Word OriginMiddle English: from Anglo-Norman French haucer, from Old French haucier ‘to hoist’, based on Latin altus ‘high’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: hawser