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Definition: Hawse plug
(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
, and cf. Halse
1. A hawse hole. --Harris.
(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.
. See under Athwart
, a hawse in which the cables cross each other,
or are twisted together.
, a block used to stop up a hawse hole at sea;
-- called also hawse plug
, one of the foremost timbers of a ship, through
which the hawse hole is cut.
. Same as Hawse block
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.
, 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.
2. A flat oblong cake of pressed tobacco. [U. S.]
3. A high, tapering silk hat. [Slang, U.S.]
4. A worthless horse. [Slang, U.S.]
5. (Building) A block of wood let into a wall, to afford a
hold for nails.
(Gun.), in breech-loading guns, the metal plug
or cylinder which closes the aperture in the breech,
through which the gun is loaded.
, a street hydrant to which hose may be attached.
(Naut.), a plug to stop a hawse hole.
Plug and feather
. (Stone Working) See Feather
, n., 7.
, 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.
(Steam Eng.), a rod attached to the beam for
working the valves, as in the Cornish engine.
(Mech.), a tapering valve, which turns in a case
like the plug of a faucet.