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English → English (gcide) Definition: Hawse plug Hawse \Hawse\ (h[add]z or h[add]s; 277), n. [Orig. a hawse hole, or hole in the bow of the ship; cf. Icel. hals, h[=a]ls, neck, part of the bows of a ship, AS. heals neck. See Collar, and cf. Halse to embrace.] 1. A hawse hole. --Harris. [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut.) (a) The situation of the cables when a vessel is moored with two anchors, one on the starboard, the other on the port bow. (b) The distance ahead to which the cables usually extend; as, the ship has a clear or open hawse, or a foul hawse; to anchor in our hawse, or athwart hawse. (c) That part of a vessel's bow in which are the hawse holes for the cables. [1913 Webster] Athwart hawse. See under Athwart. Foul hawse, a hawse in which the cables cross each other, or are twisted together. Hawse block, a block used to stop up a hawse hole at sea; -- called also hawse plug. Hawse piece, one of the foremost timbers of a ship, through which the hawse hole is cut. Hawse plug. Same as Hawse block (above). To come in at the hawse holes, to enter the naval service at the lowest grade. [Cant] To freshen the hawse, to veer out a little more cable and bring the chafe and strain on another part. [1913 Webster] Plug \Plug\, n. [Akin to D. plug, G. pflock, Dan. pl["o]k, plug, Sw. plugg; cf. W. ploc.] 1. Any piece of wood, metal, or other substance used to stop or fill a hole; a stopple. [1913 Webster] 2. A flat oblong cake of pressed tobacco. [U. S.] [1913 Webster] 3. A high, tapering silk hat. [Slang, U.S.] [1913 Webster] 4. A worthless horse. [Slang, U.S.] [1913 Webster] 5. (Building) A block of wood let into a wall, to afford a hold for nails. [1913 Webster] Breech plug (Gun.), in breech-loading guns, the metal plug or cylinder which closes the aperture in the breech, through which the gun is loaded. Fire plug, a street hydrant to which hose may be attached. [U. S.] Hawse plug (Naut.), a plug to stop a hawse hole. Plug and feather. (Stone Working) See Feather, n., 7. Plug centerbit, a centerbit ending in a small cylinder instead of a point, so as to follow and enlarge a hole previously made, or to form a counterbore around it. Plug rod (Steam Eng.), a rod attached to the beam for working the valves, as in the Cornish engine. Plug valve (Mech.), a tapering valve, which turns in a case like the plug of a faucet. [1913 Webster]

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