Apeek



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.
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Historical Examples

The anchor is apeek when the cable has been sufficiently hove in to bring the ship over it.
The Sailor’s Word-Book William Henry Smyth

adverb, adjective
(nautical) in a vertical or almost vertical position: with the oars apeak

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