Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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HAAV, n. A spoon-net used to scoop herrings spilt from the net when being hauled aboard, also, the boy who handles it (Cai. 1911). Comb. haave-boy. n.Sc. 1844  N. Brit. Review (Aug.) 359:
Four Scotch pints of whiskey forms the usual weekly allowance for a crew of four men and a haave-boy.

[Norw. dial. håv, id., O.N. háfr, bag-net. Cf. Halve-net, Huvie.]

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