apeak

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

a- +‎ peak?

Adverb[edit]

apeak (not comparable)

  1. (nautical, of an anchor) In a vertical line, the cable having been sufficiently hove in to bring the ship over it.
    • a 1796, Charles Dibdin, "Nautical Philosophy"
      Thus the good we should cherish, the bad never seek, / For death will too soon bring each anchor apeak.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.