Last modified on 2 April 2015, at 11:21

acockbill

EnglishEdit

Man-of-war with Yards a-cockbill

EtymologyEdit

a- +‎ cockbill

AdverbEdit

acockbill (not comparable)

  1. (nautical) Hanging at the cathead, ready to let go, as an anchor.
  2. (nautical) Topped up; having one yardarm higher than the other.