acockbill

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English[edit]

Man-of-war with Yards a-cockbill

Etymology[edit]

a- +‎ cockbill

Adverb[edit]

acockbill (not comparable)

  1. (nautical) Hanging at the cathead, ready to let go, as an anchor.
  2. (nautical) Topped up; having one yardarm higher than the other.