To heave up (an anchor) preparatory to sailing.


Related Terms

HEAVE

The oscillatory vertical rise and fall, due to the entire hull being lifted by the force of the sea. Also called HEAVING

LURCH

The sudden heave of a vessel.

MESSENGER

A small line used to heave in a heavier one.

SHORTEN CABLE

To heave in, a portion of the cable so as to reduce the scope.

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