apeak

adjective or adverb
\ ə-ˈpēk How to pronounce apeak (audio) \

Definition of apeak

: being in a vertical position with oars apeak

First Known Use of apeak

1596, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for apeak

alteration of earlier apike, probably from French à pic vertically

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“Apeak.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/apeak. Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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