Etymology
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aweigh (adv., adj.)

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

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Definitions of aweigh

aweigh (adj.)
(used of an anchor) hanging clear of the bottom;
anchors aweigh
aweigh (adj.)
(of an anchor) just clear of the bottom;
Synonyms: atrip
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