adjective or adverb

: being in a vertical position
with oars apeak

Word History


alteration of earlier apike, probably from French à pic vertically

First Known Use

1596, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of apeak was in 1596

Dictionary Entries Near apeak

Cite this Entry

“Apeak.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/apeak. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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