As nouns the difference between halse and hawse
is that halse
is while hawse
is (nautical) the part of the bow containing the hawseholes.
As an adjective hawse is
(nautical) a position relative to the course and position of a vessel, somewhat forward of the stem.
As an adverb hawse is
(nautical) said of a vessel lying to two anchors, streamed from either bow.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
From (etyl) hals, from (etyl) .
* (l) (Scotland)
(anatomy, archaic) The neck; the throat.
From (etyl) halsen, halchen, from (etyl) *.
* (l) (dialectal)
* (l), (l) (Scotland)
(label) To fall upon the neck of; embrace.
- soo the Kyng took a lytel hackney and but fewe felauship with him vntyl he came vnto sir Tristrams pauelione / and whanne syre Trystram sawe the Kynge / he ranne vnto hym and wold haue holden his styrope / But the kynge lepte from his hors lyghtly / and eyther halsed other in armes
From (etyl) halsen, . More at (l), (l).
To greet; salute; hail.
To beseech; adjure.
From (etyl) .
(obsolete) To haul; to hoist.
(nautical) The part of the bow containing the hawseholes.
(nautical) A hawsehole or hawsepipe.
(nautical) The horizontal distance or area between an anchored vessel's bows and the actual position of her anchor(s).
(nautical) A position relative to the course and position of a vessel, somewhat forward of the stem.
(nautical) Said of a vessel lying to two anchors, streamed from either bow.
* athwart hawse
* bold hawse
* clearing hawse
* in the hawse
* foul the hawse
* "freshen hawse"
* hawsehole, hawse-hole
* hawsepipe, hawse-pipe