Meaning of an-end in English:

an-end

Pronunciation /anˈɛnd/ /ənˈɛnd/

adverb

Nautical
  • So as to meet or come up against the bow of a vessel; directly ahead; (also) on the end, lengthwise. Of cables or ropes: end to end.

Origin

Late Middle English (in an earlier sense). From on end, with reduction of the first element.