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apeak

[uh-peek] /əˈpik/
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
1590-1600; a-1 + peak1
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apeak

/əˈpiːk/
adverb, adjective
1.
(nautical) in a vertical or almost vertical position: with the oars apeak
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