\hˈiːv tuː], \hˈiːv tuː], \h_ˈiː_v t_uː]\
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In maritime parlance and admiralty law. To stop a sailing vessel'sheadway by bringing her head "into the wind," that is, iu the direction from which thewind blows. A steamer is said to be "hove to" when held in such a position that shetakes the heaviest seas upon her quarter. The Hugo (D. C.) 57 Fed. 411.
By Henry Campbell Black