cockbill

transitive verb
cock·​bill | \ ˈkäkˌbil \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of cockbill

1 : to tilt or set acockbill
2 : to suspend (an anchor) by the ring stopper especially before dropping

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History and Etymology for cockbill

back-formation from acockbill

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“Cockbill.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cockbill. Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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