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aweigh

[uh-wey] /əˈweɪ/
adjective, Nautical.
1.
(of an anchor) just free of the bottom; atrip:
Anchors aweigh!
Origin of aweigh
1620-1630
First recorded in 1620-30; a-1 + weigh2
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  • By this time, our last anchor was aweigh, and the ship was clear of the bottom.

    Afloat And Ashore James Fenimore Cooper
British Dictionary definitions for aweigh

aweigh

/əˈweɪ/
adjective
1.
(postpositive) (nautical) (of an anchor) no longer hooked into the bottom; hanging by its rode
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Word Origin and History for aweigh
adj.

"raised, perpendicular," 1620s, nautical, from a- (1) + weigh.

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