yo heave ho

yo-heave-ho

[yoh-heev-hoh]
interjection
(a chant formerly shouted by sailors to maintain a steady rhythm when hauling something together.)

Origin:
1795–1805

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yo-heave-ho (ˌjəʊhiːvˈhəʊ)
 
interj
a cry formerly used by sailors while pulling or lifting together in rhythm

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