from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. Nautical In a vertical or almost vertical position or direction: rowers holding their oars apeak.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. In a vertical line, the cable having been sufficiently hove in to bring the ship over it.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Nautical, in a nearly vertical position or relation; pointing upward, or in an up-and-down direction.
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.
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.
"apeak," the "sheets" drawn "taut" and "belayed," and the wet canvas, spread out once more, became filled with the breeze, and carried the craft with a singing sound through the water.
When I landed with my trade goods, leaving my steering sweep apeak, Otoo left his stroke position and came into the stern sheets, where a Winchester lay ready to hand under a flap of canvas.
#1 I was floored when I heard Gary Sinese apeak about his love of Focus on the Family and real patriots like Palin … floored. the others were a given, but for some reason I expected more from this guy!
Anyone who dares apeak honestly about Obama will be demonized, called a racist.
You believe what they SAY when everyone with half a brain knows that ACTIONS apeak louder…
We apeak of things we know, we bear testimony of things we have seen.
I should be glad to see you at the garrison, if the wind of your inclination sits that way; and mayhap it may be a comfort to your aunt, to behold you alongside of her, when her anchor is apeak.
With oars apeak, and paddles down, the sheets of their sails adrift, the three boats now stilly floated, awaiting Moby