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atrip

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj atrip (of an anchor) just clear of the bottom
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Atrip (Naut) Just hove clear of the ground; -- said of the anchor.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • atrip Nautical: Just raised from the ground in weighing: said of an anchor.
    • atrip Hoisted from the cap, sheeted home, and ready for trimming: said of sails.
    • atrip Swayed up, ready to have the stops cut for crossing: said of yards.
    • atrip Having the fid loosed: said of an upper mast.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adv Atrip a-trip′ said of an anchor when it is just drawn out of the ground in a perpendicular direction—of a sail, when it is hoisted from the cap, sheeted home, and ready for trimming.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. a-, + trip,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prep. a, on, and Trip.

Usage

In literature:

The captain's anchor is pretty nigh atrip; I shouldn't wonder if he croaked afore morning.
"Omoo: Adventures in the South Seas" by Herman Melville
At one o'clock he hove his anchor atrip and drifted, stern foremost, towards the enemy.
"Deeds that Won the Empire" by W. H. Fitchett
Her anchor was atrip, that is, the cable was hove short, showing that she was ready to sail at a moment's notice.
"Equatorial America" by Maturin M. Ballou
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In news:

The City of Georgiana has decided to move forward in applying for the ATRIP grant to that could potentially bring new sidewalks, gutters and resurfaced roads to the city.
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