Sweat Up. To haul on a rope to hoist the last possible inch or so.
Sweep. Long oar used in barges and lighters for turning them. Only used rarely for propulsion. Formerly used in small sailing vessels. 2. To propel with sweeps. 3. To search for a sunken object by towing a bight of wire until it is brought up by the object. 3. To search an area of the sea with two or more ships working in concert. 4. The harmonious curve of a vessel's line or plating. 5. Circular frame on which tiller moved in certain olden ships.