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atrip

[uh-trip] /əˈtrɪp/
adjective, Nautical
1.
2.
(of a sail) in position and ready for trimming.
3.
(of a yard) hoisted and ready to be fastened in position.
4.
(of an upper mast) unfastened and ready for lowering.
Origin
1620-1630
1620-30; a-1 + trip
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atrip

/əˈtrɪp/
adjective
1.
(postpositive) (nautical) (of an anchor) no longer caught on the bottom; tripped; aweigh
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