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noun (hearties)
  1. (obsolete): Comrade; boon companion; good fellow; -- a term of familiar address and fellowship among sailors. Dickens.
adjective (heartier, heartiest)
  1. Pertaining to, or proceeding from, the heart; warm; cordial; bold; zealous; sincere; willing; also, energetic; active; eager; as, a hearty welcome; hearty in supporting the government.
Full of hearty tears For our good father's loss. w:Marston, Marston.
  1. Exhibiting strength; sound; healthy; firm; not weak; as, a hearty timber.
  2. Promoting strength; nourishing; rich; abundant; as, hearty food; a hearty meal.
heave Tweet Definition of heave Like Definition of heave on Facebook
noun
  1. An effort to raise something, as a weight, or one's self, or to move something heavy.
  2. An upward motion; a rising; a swell or distention, as of the breast in difficult breathing, of the waves, of the earth in an earthquake, and the like.
  3. A horizontal dislocation in a metallic lode, taking place at an intersection with another lode.
  4. (nautical) The measure of extent to which a nautical vessel goes up and down in a short period of time. Compare with pitch.
verb (heaves, heaving, heaved or, nautical, hove, heaved or, nautical hove)
  1. (context, transitive, archaic) To lift (generally); to raise, or cause to move upwards or forwards.
  2. (transitive) To lift with difficulty; to raise with some effort; to lift (a heavy thing).
We heaved the chest-of-doors on to the second-floor landing.
  1. (context, transitive, mining, geology) To displace (a vein, stratum).
  2. (context, transitive, now, _, rare) To cause to swell or rise, especially in repeated exertions.
The wind heaved the waves.
  1. (intransitive) To rise and fall.
Her chest heaved with emotion.
  1. (transitive) To utter with effort.
She heaved a sigh and stared out of the window.
  1. (context, transitive, now, _, nautical) To throw, cast.
The cap'n hove the body overboard.
  1. (context, transitive, nautical) To pull up with a rope or cable.
Heave up the anchor there, boys!
  1. (intransitive) To make an effort to vomit; to retch.
The smell of the old cheese was enough to make you heave.
helmsman Tweet Definition of helmsman Like Definition of helmsman on Facebook
noun (helmsmen)
  1. (nautical) A member of a ship's crew who is responsible for steering
hitch Tweet Definition of hitch Like Definition of hitch on Facebook
noun
  1. A sudden pull.
  2. (nautical) A noose or knot as used by sailors.
A knot used to secure a line to a spar, ring, post or the like (Knots and Splices by Cyrus L Day, Adlard Coles Nautical, 2001)
  1. A fastener or connection point, as for a trailer.
His truck sported a heavy-duty for his boat.
  1. (informal) A problem, delay or source of difficulty.
The banquet went off without a . (Meaning the banquet went smoothly.)
  1. A hidden or unfavorable condition or element; a catch.
The deal sounds too good to be true. What's the ?
verb (hitches, hitching, hitched)
  1. To pull with a jerk.
She hitched her jeans up and then tightend her belt.
  1. To attach, tie or fasten.
He hitched the bedroll to his backpack and went camping.
  1. (informal) To marry, especially to get hitched.
hog Tweet Definition of hog Like Definition of hog on Facebook
noun
  1. Any animal belonging to the Suidae family of mammals, especially the pig, the wart hog, and the boar.
  2. A greedy person; one who refuses to share.
  3. (slang) A large motorcycle, particularly a w:Harley Davidson, Harley-Davidson.
verb (hogg, ing)
  1. (transitive) To greedily take more than one's share.
Hey! Quit hogging all the blankets.
hooker Tweet Definition of hooker Like Definition of hooker on Facebook
noun
  1. (slang) A prostitute
synonyms - see WikiSaurus:prostitute
  1. A small fishing boat.
  2. In rugby, a player who hooks the ball out of the scrum with his foot.
  3. A knitter.
  4. A person that hooks.

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