Definition of heaving line in English:

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heaving line

noun

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.
Example sentences
  • 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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