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atrip

[uh-trip]
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adjective Nautical.
  1. aweigh.
  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.
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Origin of atrip

First recorded in 1620–30; a-1 + trip1
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Examples from the Web for atrip

Historical Examples

  • As soon as the anchor was atrip, I rang the bell to go ahead.

    Down South

    Oliver Optic

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for atrip

atrip

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