Thwart ships
Thwart Thwart, prep. Across; athwart. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

{Thwart ships}. See {Athwart ships}, under {Athwart}. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]


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  • thwart-ships — …   Useful english dictionary

  • a|thwart|ships — «uh THWRT shihps», adverb. from side to side of a ship; crosswise of a ship: »... suitably instrumented in order to show the magnitude and direction of the forces both athwartships and in the fore and aft line (New Scientist) …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • thwart — thwart·ed·ly; thwart·er; thwart·ships; thwart; …   English syllables

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

  • 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

  • thwartships — thwart·ships …   English syllables

  • thwartships — ps adverb Etymology: thwart (IV) + ship + s : athwartships * * * thwartˈship or thwartˈships adverb Across the ship • • • Main Entry: ↑thwart …   Useful english dictionary

  • athwartships — a•thwart•ships [[t]əˈθwɔrtˌʃɪps[/t]] adv. naut. from one side of a ship to the other • Etymology: 1710–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • Clinker (boat building) — A Viking longship, displaying the overlapping planks that characterize clinker construction. Clinker building is a method of constructing hulls of boats and ships by fixing wooden planks and, in the early nineteenth century, iron plates to each… …   Wikipedia

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