Apeak
Apeak A*peak", adv. & a. [Pref. a- + peak. Cf. F. [`a] pic vertically.] (Naut.) In a vertical line. The anchor in apeak, when the cable has been sufficiently hove in to bring the ship over it, and the ship is them said to be hove apeak. [Spelt also {apeek}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • apeak — [ə pēk′] adv., adj. Naut. in a vertical position …   English World dictionary

  • apeak — adjective or adverb Etymology: alteration of earlier apike, probably from French à pic vertically Date: 1596 being in a vertical position < with oars apeak > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • apeak — əˈpēk adverb (or adjective) Etymology: alteration (influenced by peak) of earlier apike, probably from French à pic vertically : in a vertical position : held vertically the oars were all apeak W.J.Dakin …   Useful english dictionary

  • apeak — /euh peek /, Naut. adj. 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… …   Universalium

  • apeak — adj. vertical, upright adv. vertically, in an upright manner …   English contemporary dictionary

  • The anchor is apeak — Anchor An chor ([a^][ng] k[ e]r), n. [OE. anker, AS. ancor, oncer, L. ancora, sometimes spelt anchora, fr. Gr. a gkyra, akin to E. angle: cf. F. ancre. See {Angle}, n.] 1. A iron instrument which is attached to a ship by a cable (rope or chain),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • apeek — Apeak A*peak , adv. & a. [Pref. a + peak. Cf. F. [ a] pic vertically.] (Naut.) In a vertical line. The anchor in apeak, when the cable has been sufficiently hove in to bring the ship over it, and the ship is them said to be hove apeak. [Spelt… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Montgenèvre — Montgenèvre …   Wikipedia

  • Anchor — An chor ([a^][ng] k[ e]r), n. [OE. anker, AS. ancor, oncer, L. ancora, sometimes spelt anchora, fr. Gr. a gkyra, akin to E. angle: cf. F. ancre. See {Angle}, n.] 1. A iron instrument which is attached to a ship by a cable (rope or chain), and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Anchor ice — Anchor An chor ([a^][ng] k[ e]r), n. [OE. anker, AS. ancor, oncer, L. ancora, sometimes spelt anchora, fr. Gr. a gkyra, akin to E. angle: cf. F. ancre. See {Angle}, n.] 1. A iron instrument which is attached to a ship by a cable (rope or chain),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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