- more or less vertical.
- (of a dropped anchor) as nearly vertical as possible without being free of the bottom.
- (of an anchored vessel) having the anchor cable as nearly vertical as possible without freeing the anchor.
Origin of apeak
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Examples from the Web for apeek
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
- nautical in a vertical or almost vertical positionwith the oars apeak
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