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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 English) (alternative form of apeak English)