from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. Of an anchor, such that in heaving it, an acute angle is formed between the cable and the surface of the water.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. An anchor is said to be astay, when, in heaving it, an acute angle is formed between the cable and the surface of the water.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Nautical, said of the anchor when, in heaving in, the cable forms such an angle with the surface of the water as to appear to be in a line with the stays of the ship.
a- + stay? (Wiktionary)
My wife is astay-at-home-mom so she would have plenty of time to work with the 3 kidos.
In Dec she withdrew,,, "she needed to astay to help Kansas ........