American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Just clear of the bottom. Used of an anchor.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Nautical: Just raised from the ground in weighing: said of an anchor.
- Hoisted from the cap, sheeted home, and ready for trimming: said of sails.
- Swayed up, ready to have the stops cut for crossing: said of yards.
- Having the fid loosed: said of an upper mast.
- adj. nautical, of an anchor Just clear of the ground.
- adj. nautical, of sails Sheeted home, hoisted taut up and ready for trimming.
- adj. nautical Hoisted up and ready to be swayed across.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. Just hove clear of the ground; -- said of the anchor.
- adv. Sheeted home, hoisted taut up and ready for trimming; -- said of sails.
- adv. Hoisted up and ready to be swayed across; -- said of yards.
- adj. (of an anchor) just clear of the bottom
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