Hawsehole

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Hawsehole is a nautical term for a small hole in the hull of a ship through which hawsers may be passed.[1] Also known as a cat hole.[2] In the (British) Royal Navy, an officer who had served as a seaman before being promoted was said to have "come in through the hawsehole."[3]

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  1. ^ "The Visual Dictionary, "Passenger Liner"". 
  2. ^ "Cathole at dictionary.com". 
  3. ^ E. Cobham Brewer (1894). Dictionary of Phrase and Fable.