Definition of heaving line in English:

heaving line

Syllabification: heav·ing line


  • A lightweight line with a weight at the end, made to be thrown between a ship and the shore, or from one ship to another, and used to pull a heavier line across.
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    • Men were already swinging along heaving lines, hanging from their hands.
    • The storage bucket for heaving lines can accommodate at least 4 heaving lines of 110 metres length.
    • Please have at least two heaving lines of sufficient length to reach the tug, available forward and aft.

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