- a sailors' cry, as when hoisting anchor
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ˈheave-ˈho, n.[countable], pl. -hos. [Informal.]WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
- an act of dismissing or throwing someone out of a place.
heave-ho (hēv′hō′),USA pronunciation n. [Informal.]
- an act of rejection, dismissal, or forcible ejection:The bartender gave the noisy drunk the old heave-ho.
- noun, nominal use of phrase heave ho, Middle English havehou, hevelow
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