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 also {apeek}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

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