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]

{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 — 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 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]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

  • ships — athwart·ships; ships; thwart·ships; mid·ships; …   English syllables

  • athwart — 1. adverb /əˈθwɔːt/ a) From side to side; across. Above, the stars appeared to move slowly athwart. b) Across the path (of something). We placed one log on the ground, and another athwart, forming a crude cross. 2. preposition /əˈθwɔːt/ …   Wiktionary

  • Thwart ships — Thwart Thwart, prep. Across; athwart. Spenser. [1913 Webster] {Thwart ships}. See {Athwart ships}, under {Athwart}. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • athwartships — athwart·ships …   English syllables

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  • Thwart — Thwart, prep. Across; athwart. Spenser. [1913 Webster] {Thwart ships}. See {Athwart ships}, under {Athwart}. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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