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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 of atrip
1620-1630
1620-30; a-1 + trip1
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  • Her anchor was atrip, that is, the cable was hove short, showing that she was ready to sail at a moment's notice.

    Equatorial America Maturin M. Ballou
  • As soon as the anchor was atrip, I rang the bell to go ahead.

    Down South Oliver Optic
British Dictionary definitions for atrip

atrip

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