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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