or a·peek

  1. more or less vertical.
  2. (of a dropped anchor) as nearly vertical as possible without being free of the bottom.
  3. (of an anchored vessel) having the anchor cable as nearly vertical as possible without freeing the anchor.
  1. vertically.

Origin of apeak

First recorded in 1590–1600; a-1 + peak1
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adverb, adjective
  1. nautical in a vertical or almost vertical positionwith the oars apeak
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