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yo-heave-ho

[yoh-heev-hoh] /ˈyoʊˈhivˈhoʊ/
interjection
1.
(a chant formerly shouted by sailors to maintain a steady rhythm when hauling something together.)
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805
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British Dictionary definitions for yo-heave-ho

yo-heave-ho

/ˌjəʊhiːvˈhəʊ/
interjection
1.
a cry formerly used by sailors while pulling or lifting together in rhythm
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