n. (hawse-pipe English)
Usage examples of "hawse-pipes".
She plunged in up to the hawse-pipes and bounded up, water pouring off her hull like ribbons of molten glass.
The wild staggering of the Viroma, the explosive, shuddering impact of plummeting bows burying themselves to the hawse-pipes in a massive head sea, would have been a terrifying experience for any landsman: Captain Findhorn barely noticed it.
They clambered up the hanging sections of giant links, past the great double winching mechanism with its iron gears that raised or lowered the anchors, to the hawse-pipes through which the chains passed to the ship's bow.