heaving line

noun

: 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)

Word History

Etymology

from gerund of heave entry 1

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“Heaving line.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heaving%20line. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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