Usage examples for hawsers

  1. In a few minutes nearly all the men were in the boats, with hawsers fixed to the stern of the vessel, doing their uttermost to pull her off. – Charlie to the Rescue by R.M. Ballantyne
  2. When day broke they looked and saw the hawsers slipping over the schooner's rail, and afterward a fountain of fish arising from her hatches to follow the hawsers overboard. – "Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Stories of the Sea by Morgan Robertson