Definition of yo-heave-ho in English:

yo-heave-ho

Pronunciation /ˌyōˌhēvˈhō/ /ˌjoʊˌhivˈhoʊ/

exclamation

  • A refrain in chants traditionally uttered by sailors when hauling ropes or performing other strenuous, repetitive tasks.

noun

  • A cry or exclamation of ‘yo-heave-ho’.