aweigh

[ uh-wey ]
/ əˈweɪ /

adjective Nautical.

(of an anchor) just free of the bottom; atrip: Anchors aweigh!

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Origin of aweigh

First recorded in 1620–30; a-1 + weigh2
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Example sentences from the Web for aweigh

  • 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

(postpositive) nautical (of an anchor) no longer hooked into the bottom; hanging by its rode
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