apeak

/euh peek"/, Naut.
adj.
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.
adv.
4. vertically.
Also, apeek.
[1590-1600; A-1 + PEAK1]

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  • Apeak — A*peak , adv. & a. [Pref. a + peak. Cf. F. [ a] pic vertically.] (Naut.) In a vertical line. The anchor in apeak, when the cable has been sufficiently hove in to bring the ship over it, and the ship is them said to be hove apeak. [Spelt also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • apeak — [ə pēk′] adv., adj. Naut. in a vertical position …   English World dictionary

  • apeak — adjective or adverb Etymology: alteration of earlier apike, probably from French à pic vertically Date: 1596 being in a vertical position < with oars apeak > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • apeak — əˈpēk adverb (or adjective) Etymology: alteration (influenced by peak) of earlier apike, probably from French à pic vertically : in a vertical position : held vertically the oars were all apeak W.J.Dakin …   Useful english dictionary

  • apeak — adj. vertical, upright adv. vertically, in an upright manner …   English contemporary dictionary

  • The anchor is apeak — Anchor An chor ([a^][ng] k[ e]r), n. [OE. anker, AS. ancor, oncer, L. ancora, sometimes spelt anchora, fr. Gr. a gkyra, akin to E. angle: cf. F. ancre. See {Angle}, n.] 1. A iron instrument which is attached to a ship by a cable (rope or chain),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • apeek — Apeak A*peak , adv. & a. [Pref. a + peak. Cf. F. [ a] pic vertically.] (Naut.) In a vertical line. The anchor in apeak, when the cable has been sufficiently hove in to bring the ship over it, and the ship is them said to be hove apeak. [Spelt… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Montgenèvre — Montgenèvre …   Wikipedia

  • Anchor — An chor ([a^][ng] k[ e]r), n. [OE. anker, AS. ancor, oncer, L. ancora, sometimes spelt anchora, fr. Gr. a gkyra, akin to E. angle: cf. F. ancre. See {Angle}, n.] 1. A iron instrument which is attached to a ship by a cable (rope or chain), and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Anchor ice — Anchor An chor ([a^][ng] k[ e]r), n. [OE. anker, AS. ancor, oncer, L. ancora, sometimes spelt anchora, fr. Gr. a gkyra, akin to E. angle: cf. F. ancre. See {Angle}, n.] 1. A iron instrument which is attached to a ship by a cable (rope or chain),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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