more or less vertical.
(of a dropped anchor) as nearly vertical as possible without being free of the bottom.
(of an anchored vessel) having the anchor cable as nearly vertical as possible without freeing the anchor.
apeak, when the cable is hove taut, so as to bring the vessel nearly over the anchor.
Every Boy’s Book: A Complete Encyclopdia of Sports and Amusements Various
Both parties appeared for some seconds as if spellbound, and the oars on both rafts were for a while held “apeak.”
The Ocean Waifs Mayne Reid
Their anchors were apeak, and they were ready to get under way at a moment’s notice.
A Short History of the Royal Navy 1217 to 1688 David Hannay
The men at once threw their oars “apeak,” as they say; that is, raised them straight up in the air, and waited for further orders.
Fighting the Whales R.M. Ballantyne
Never was sail made on the Osprey more quickly, and by the time that the anchor was apeak all the lower sails were set.
The Queen’s Cup G. A. Henty
(nautical) in a vertical or almost vertical position: with the oars apeak
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more or less vertical. (of a dropped anchor) as nearly vertical as possible without being free of the bottom. (of an anchored vessel) having the anchor cable as nearly vertical as possible without freeing the anchor. . Historical Examples The anchor is apeek when the cable has been sufficiently hove in to bring the ship […]
noun a fear of infinity Word Origin Greek apeiron ‘infinity’