thwartwise
adverb or adjective Date: 1589 crosswise 1

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • thwartwise — 1. adjective Athwart; from side to side; across. 2. adverb Athwart; from side to side; across …   Wiktionary

  • thwartwise — adjective extending or lying across; in a crosswise direction; at right angles to the long axis cross members should be all steel from the transverse hall the stairway ascends gracefully transversal vibrations transverse colon • Syn: ↑cross,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • scull — I. noun Etymology: Middle English skulle Date: 14th century 1. a. an oar used at the stern of a boat to propel it forward with a thwartwise motion b. either of a pair of oars usually less than 10 feet (3 meters) in length and operated by one… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • brace in — transitive verb : to turn (a ship s yard) more thwartwise by hauling in the weather brace …   Useful english dictionary

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