hawser hawser

Definition(s):

  • (n) large heavy rope for nautical use

Usage(s):

  1. Finally coaxed out the next morning they bungle the job and the hawser, worth 50,000 francs, breaks within an hour.
  2. He cuts off pieces of the hawser and pawns them for liquor so that when Annie sets out to tow a schooner into port she is humiliated by finding that she has no rope.
  3. Artist Pach has a slanting Slavic forehead, a fiery eye, a mustache like an unravelled hawser.

News

  • Problem on Angola Saturno to be resolved "by this weekend" -BP

    LONDON (Reuters) - BP said on Wednesday the problem that led it to declare a force majeure on Angola's Saturno grade of crude oil "is expected to be rectified by this weekend". "The failure of a mooring hawser ... 10 days ago has resulted in a temporary reduction of production from the project," BP spokeswoman Sheila Williams said in an emailed response. Traders said on Tuesday that BP had ...
    on August 28, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

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