tūtau

tūtau, (-a, -‘ia).

1. Drop anchor.

E tūtau ‘ua i te vaka ki kona,‘e pāpaku roa teia ngā‘i. Just anchor the canoe there, it is very shallow here; Tūtaua te poe ki kona.
Anchor the buoy there. Ngā‘i tūtau-‘anga, anchorage.

2. n. Anchor.

‘Utia te tūtau,kā reva te pa‘ī . Weigh anchor, the ship is about to leave; Ko te vī vī tūtau tei motu nō te koko ē te pakari i te matangi.
The current and strong winds have snapped the anchor chain.