What does aweigh mean?

aweigh meaning in General Dictionary

only drawn-out of the floor and holding perpendicularly atrip said regarding the anchor

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  • (used of an anchor) holding clear of the underside
  • (of an anchor) only clear of the base
  • simply drawn-out for the surface, and hanging perpendicularly; atrip; -- said associated with anchor.

aweigh meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"raised, perpendicular," 1620s, nautical, from a- (1) + weigh.

aweigh meaning in General Dictionary

(adv.) Simply slow associated with floor, and hanging perpendicularly; atrip; -- stated of the anchor.