Halse vs Hawse - What's the difference?

halse | hawse |


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?

halse

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) hals, from (etyl) .

Alternative forms

* (l) (Scotland)

Noun

(en noun)
  • (anatomy, archaic) The neck; the throat.
  • Derived terms
    * (l)

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) halsen, halchen, from (etyl) *.

    Alternative forms

    * (l) * (l) (dialectal) * (l), (l) (Scotland)

    Verb

    (hals)
  • (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

    Etymology 3

    From (etyl) halsen, . More at (l), (l).

    Verb

    (hals)
  • To greet; salute; hail.
  • To beseech; adjure.
  • Etymology 4

    From (etyl) .

    Alternative forms

    * (l)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Verb

    (hals)
  • (obsolete) To haul; to hoist.
  • Anagrams

    * * * * * * ----

    hawse

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • (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).
  • Adjective

    (-)
  • (nautical) A position relative to the course and position of a vessel, somewhat forward of the stem.
  • Adverb

    (-)
  • (nautical) Said of a vessel lying to two anchors, streamed from either bow.
  • Derived terms

    * athwart hawse * bold hawse * clearing hawse * in the hawse * foul the hawse * "freshen hawse" * hawse-bags * hawse-blocks * hawse-bolster * hawse-fallen * hawse-full * hawsehole, hawse-hole * hawse-hook * hawse-pieces * hawsepipe, hawse-pipe * hawse-plug * hawse-timber * hawse-wood