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Meaning of ACOCKBILL

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\A*cock"bill`\, adv. [Prefix a- + cock + bill: with
bills cocked up.] (Naut.)
(a) Hanging at the cathead, ready to let go, as an anchor.
(b) Topped up; having one yardarm higher than the other.

 

 

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