acockbill

adverb (or adjective) acock·bill \ ə-ˈkäk-ˌbil \

Definition of acockbill

1 of an anchor :in place at the cathead or bow and ready to be dropped
2 of a ship's yards :in a tipped-up position :at an angle to the deck

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Origin and Etymology of acockbill

acock + bill (end of an anchor)


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