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yo-heave-ho

[ yoh-heev-hoh ]
/ ˈyoʊˈhivˈhoʊ /
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interjection

(a chant formerly shouted by sailors to maintain a steady rhythm when hauling something together.)

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Origin of yo-heave-ho

First recorded in 1795–1805

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British Dictionary definitions for yo-heave-ho

yo-heave-ho
/ (ˌjəʊhiːvˈhəʊ) /

interjection

a cry formerly used by sailors while pulling or lifting together in rhythm
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