What does the word Hove mean?

    Part of speech: verb intransitive, transitive

  • Imp. of HEAVE, v.

Usage examples for Hove

  1. Then we hove the oars into the bushes. – A Sea Queen's Sailing by Charles Whistler
  2. As the ship on the London's weather beam could not fire upon the enemy unless she drew ahead, this condition probably accounts for the flagship being again hove- to, while firing, as Hood says that she was. – The Major Operations of the Navies in the War of American Independence by A. T. Mahan
  3. Nevertheless, the old skipper barked out an order, sailors sprang to obey, sails came down, and the schooner lay hove to. – The Radio Boys with the Revenue Guards by Gerald Breckenridge