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.
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
(nautical) in a vertical or almost vertical position: with the oars apeak
noun a fear of infinity Word Origin Greek apeiron ‘infinity’
a city in central Netherlands. Historical Examples The neighbourhood of Apeldoorn is very picturesque and well wooded. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 2 Various noun a town in the Netherlands, in central Gelderland province: nearby is the summer residence of the Dutch royal family. Pop: 156 000 (2003 est)
any of a group of anthropoid primates characterized by long arms, a broad chest, and the absence of a tail, comprising the family Pongidae (great ape) which includes the chimpanzee, gorilla, and orangutan, and the family Hylobatidae (lesser ape) which includes the gibbon and siamang. (loosely) any primate except humans. an imitator; mimic. Informal. a […]
360?–315? b.c, Greek painter. Historical Examples The contest of Apelles with Protogenes consisted in striking this true limit within each other’s lines, more and more finely. Lectures on Landscape John Ruskin Seeing this, Apelles divided the second line, to every one’s astonishment. Harper’s Young People, January 27, 1880 Various He was called later by scholars, […]