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apeak

or apeek

[uh-peek] /əˈpik/ 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
Origin of apeak
1590-1600
1590-1600; a-1 + peak1
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  • The anchor is apeek when the cable has been sufficiently hove in to bring the ship over it.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
British Dictionary definitions for apeek

apeak

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