from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A mooring rope or chain that secures the bow of a ship to a wharf.
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- n. a mooring line that secures the bow of a boat or ship to a wharf
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_ In nautical Spanish _prois_ or _proiza_ is a breastfast or headfast, that is a large cable for fastening a ship to a wharf or another ship.
In this lay the danger of making fast, for a strong pull from a headfast rope might drag the erection completely over.