APEEK

apeak

[uh-peek] Nautical.
adjective
1.
more or less vertical.
2.
(of a dropped anchor) as nearly vertical as possible without being free of the bottom.
3.
(of an anchored vessel) having the anchor cable as nearly vertical as possible without freeing the anchor.
adverb
Also, apeek.


Origin:
1590–1600; a-1 + peak1

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apeak (əˈpiːk)
 
adv, —adj
nautical in a vertical or almost vertical position: with the oars apeak

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