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Old 05-05-2012, 10:52   #1
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Heave-Ho...what is the meaning of the phrase?

My dad always said "Heave-Ho me hearties" but I never really understood what it means. Seems it can either mean retrieving an anchor or throwing something overboard. ???
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Old 05-05-2012, 11:04   #2
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Re: Heave-Ho...what is the meaning of the phrase?

At the risk of being crucified by a certain gender in the old pirate days it meant "get the women off the ship".
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Re: Heave-Ho...what is the meaning of the phrase?

HOW TO "HEAVE TO" - YouTube Here you Go
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Re: Heave-Ho...what is the meaning of the phrase?

Used on the old tall sailing ship when moving heavy objects. Another one was 2,,6,,Pull-----those were sailors on the canon numbers 2 and 6 and they had to pull together at the same time.

Term: heave ho (interjection)
Definition: A call used coordinate the efforts of several seamen hauling on a line.
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Re: Heave-Ho...what is the meaning of the phrase?

I'm guessing the "Heavo Ho" means "get to work". or maybe more, "OK... pull now!" Like a particular task at hand, maybe pulling on any particular line on a square rigger. If you and your dad were lifting a trailer tongue to put on the trailer ball, you might say... "Ready....Heave HO!" instead of "1, 2, 3 lift!" That's always been my interpretation of it anyway...
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interesting link

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At the risk of being crucified by a certain gender in the old pirate days it meant "get the women off the ship".


You BAD,,,,gonna tell Sara on you
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18 USC ß 2237 - Criminal sanctions for failure to heave to ...
Try this one
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Heave TO and Heave HO are 2 different things
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Re: Heave-Ho...what is the meaning of the phrase?

Think about the words ! Heave is to pull or push on the word. The Boatsun calls Heave and the crew answers by pulling or pushing on a line or winch handles and at the time of there actions say the Ho and so on At least it was what I was taught on the Halibut Boats many yrs ago
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