from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small sloop-rigged coasting ship.
- n. A heavy barge used for freight.
- interj. Used to attract attention.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A small coaster vessel, usually sloop-rigged, used in conveying passengers and goods, or as a tender to larger vessels in port.
- interj. ho!, hallo!, stop!
- v. To throw.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A small coaster vessel, usually sloop-rigged, used in conveying passengers and goods from place to place, or as a tender to larger vessels in port.
- interj. Ho! Halloe! Stop!
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small vessel, usually sloop-rigged, employed in conveying passengers and goods from port to port on the coast, or in doing heavy work in a road or bay, such as carrying provisions, weighing anchors, etc.
- Ho! hello! an exclamation used to call attention. Also hoigh.
- To incite; chase or drive on or away.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a flatbottom boat for carrying heavy loads (especially on canals)
Middle English hoie, from Middle Dutch hoey, hoede.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From German Heu or Dutch hui. (Wiktionary)
From Dutch hui, compare ahoy. (Wiktionary)