hawse bolster

hawse bolster

[′hȯz ¦bōl·stər]
(naval architecture)
A steel ring or fairing at the end of or around a hawsepipe to aid the motion of a cable through the pipe, prevent its chafing, and guide the anchor into stowed position. Also known as anchor bolster.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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