Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A large rope to fasten the midship part of a ship to a wharf or to another vessel.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A large rope to fasten the midship part of a ship to a wharf, or to another vessel.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A large rope or chain used to fasten the midship part of a vessel to a dock or to another vessel, as the bowfast fastens her forward and the stern-fast aft.

Etymologies

breast +‎ fast (Wiktionary)

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