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atrip

[ uh-trip ]
/ əˈtrɪp /
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adjective Nautical.
(of a sail) in position and ready for trimming.
(of a yard) hoisted and ready to be fastened in position.
(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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How to use atrip in a sentence

  • With anchor atrip and helm alee, Jack mourns not, no matter whither bound.

    Pike & Cutlass|George Gibbs
  • 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
  • As soon as the anchor was atrip, I rang the bell to go ahead.

    Down South|Oliver Optic

British Dictionary definitions for atrip

atrip
/ (əˈtrɪp) /

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