Definitions for "HEAVE TO"
Keywords:  headway, hove, sail, rudder, ship
Stopping a ship by heading it into the wind.
to bring the ship's head to the wind and stop her motion [215.34
to check the course of a vessel and bring her to standstill by heading her into the wind and backing some of her sails.
1). Newcomers quite often find themselves heaving too. 2). What seasick sailors do.