Definition of heave in sight (or into view) in US English:

heave in sight (or into view)

phrase

Nautical
  • Come into view.

    ‘the three canoes hove into view’
    • ‘Sure enough, several miles later a small isolated mound hove into view with a scrubby acacia tree perched on top.’
    • ‘So far the neighbours have not actually complained but they have been seen to dive for cover when the verbose trio hove into view.’
    • ‘I order from the meat trolley, a big stainless steel affair in which various meats are submerged in hot water and juices and heaved into view when a lever is pulled.’
    • ‘Fortunately for us, an offshore sailing dinghy race hove into view, half a dozen racing dinghies screaming downwind.’
    • ‘Soon the shining titanium flanks of the museum hove into view.’
    • ‘Thus began an uneasy night of watching our possessions like hawks and suspiciously eyeing up anyone who hove into view - this excluded the waiting staff who seemed to be doing their best to avoid us and/or forget our orders.’
    • ‘But it doesn't alter the fact that the display moves up several gears and explodes into a great and sensuous ripeness when the art of the Ottomans finally heaves into view.’
    • ‘After several minutes, he heard the watchman approach, mumbling a song under his breath, then hove into view, his lantern preceding him.’
    • ‘He gasped as a fully armed hovertank hove into view.’
    • ‘An idyllic spot of woodland might hove into view, but tantalisingly only as a remote island in an ocean of ploughed fields.’
    • ‘The chamber pot was shrouded in fog when I began to look for it, and then, as the wind blew stronger, it hove into view.’
    • ‘Familiar faces hove into view and the barman greets me by name even though I've not been here for eight months.’
    • ‘Today's revelations of the American meetings, the anger of Boyce and the faltering Labour lead in the polls will ensure that those around Blair continue to bite their nails as the last 96 hours of the campaign hove into view.’
    • ‘Somebody was keeping count, and great cheers went up every time our heroine hove into view.’
    • ‘Later, as the 200-page mark heaves into view, it's ‘Write and enjoy!’’
    • ‘Then a span of rock hove into view, barring the passage.’
    • ‘It is said, too, that sailors, beating up against the wind in the Gulf of Finland, sometimes see a strange sail heave in sight astern and overhaul them hand over hand.’
    • ‘Once he hove into view at our table, the lights went out and I had to order in the dark.’
    • ‘As his arrival date hove into view, I assembled a labour soundtrack.’
    • ‘On 18 May 1565 130 galleys and 50 transports carrying 30,000 troops hove in sight of what is now Valetta.’