The Collaborative International Dictionary
Apeak \A*peak"\, adv. & a. [Pref. a- + peak. Cf. F. [`a] pic vertically.] (Naut.) 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. [Spelt also apeek.]
adv. (context nautical of an anchor English) In a vertical line, the cable having been sufficiently hove in to bring the ship over it.
Usage examples of "apeak".
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.
With these thoughts, he urged his men to put their strength to the work, and in a few minutes the anchor was apeak, and the vessel under sail.
My anchor is short stay apeak, and I shall be under sail in half an hour.