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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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hawserhaw‧ser /ˈhɔːzə $ ˈhɒːzər/ noun [countable] technical  TTWa thick rope or steel cable used on a ship
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hawserAbove, below and around them, girders and hawsers criss-crossed an apparently boundless gulf.Finally one end of the hawser was fastened to the bank, and the makeshift life raft was dispatched.
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