heaving line

noun

Definition of heaving line

  1. :  a light line that has a weight on the free end and the other end attached to a heavier line (as a hawser) and that can be thrown across intervening space and used to draw the heavier line to a desired position (as for mooring a ship at a wharf)

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Origin and Etymology of heaving line

from gerund of 1heave


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