Origin of apeak
Examples from the Web for apeak
Never was sail made on the Osprey more quickly, and by the time that the anchor was apeak all the lower sails were set.The Queen's Cup|G. A. Henty
Apeak, when the cable is hove taut, so as to bring the vessel nearly over the anchor.
The men at once threw their oars “apeak,” as they say; that is, raised them straight up in the air, and waited for further orders.Fighting the Whales|R.M. Ballantyne
Both parties appeared for some seconds as if spellbound, and the oars on both rafts were for a while held “apeak.”The Ocean Waifs|Mayne Reid
Their anchors were apeak, and they were ready to get under way at a moment's notice.A Short History of the Royal Navy 1217 to 1688|David Hannay