Athwart hawse
Athwart A*thwart", prep. [Pref. a- + thwart.] 1. Across; from side to side of. [1913 Webster]

Athwart the thicket lone. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

2. (Naut.) Across the direction or course of; as, a fleet standing athwart our course. [1913 Webster]

{Athwart hawse}, across the stem of another vessel, whether in contact or at a small distance.

{Athwart ships}, across the ship from side to side, or in that direction; -- opposed to {fore and aft}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Athwart hawse — Hawse Hawse (h[add]z or h[add]s; 277), n. [Orig. a hawse hole, or hole in the bow of the ship; cf. Icel. hals, h[=a]ls, neck, part of the bows of a ship, AS. heals neck. See {Collar}, and cf. {Halse} to embrace.] 1. A hawse hole. Harris. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hawse — (h[add]z or h[add]s; 277), n. [Orig. a hawse hole, or hole in the bow of the ship; cf. Icel. hals, h[=a]ls, neck, part of the bows of a ship, AS. heals neck. See {Collar}, and cf. {Halse} to embrace.] 1. A hawse hole. Harris. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hawse block — Hawse Hawse (h[add]z or h[add]s; 277), n. [Orig. a hawse hole, or hole in the bow of the ship; cf. Icel. hals, h[=a]ls, neck, part of the bows of a ship, AS. heals neck. See {Collar}, and cf. {Halse} to embrace.] 1. A hawse hole. Harris. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hawse piece — Hawse Hawse (h[add]z or h[add]s; 277), n. [Orig. a hawse hole, or hole in the bow of the ship; cf. Icel. hals, h[=a]ls, neck, part of the bows of a ship, AS. heals neck. See {Collar}, and cf. {Halse} to embrace.] 1. A hawse hole. Harris. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hawse plug — Hawse Hawse (h[add]z or h[add]s; 277), n. [Orig. a hawse hole, or hole in the bow of the ship; cf. Icel. hals, h[=a]ls, neck, part of the bows of a ship, AS. heals neck. See {Collar}, and cf. {Halse} to embrace.] 1. A hawse hole. Harris. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hawse plug — Hawse Hawse (h[add]z or h[add]s; 277), n. [Orig. a hawse hole, or hole in the bow of the ship; cf. Icel. hals, h[=a]ls, neck, part of the bows of a ship, AS. heals neck. See {Collar}, and cf. {Halse} to embrace.] 1. A hawse hole. Harris. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Athwart — A*thwart , prep. [Pref. a + thwart.] 1. Across; from side to side of. [1913 Webster] Athwart the thicket lone. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut.) Across the direction or course of; as, a fleet standing athwart our course. [1913 Webster] {Athwart …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Athwart ships — Athwart A*thwart , prep. [Pref. a + thwart.] 1. Across; from side to side of. [1913 Webster] Athwart the thicket lone. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut.) Across the direction or course of; as, a fleet standing athwart our course. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • athwart — athwart·hawse; athwart·ship; athwart·ships; athwart·wise; athwart; …   English syllables

  • hawse — athwart·hawse; hawse; …   English syllables

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