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athwart


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Athwart  \A*thwart"\,  prep.  [Pref.  a-  +  thwart.] 
  1.  Across  from  side  to  side  of 
 
  Athwart  the  thicket  lone.  --Tennyson. 
 
  2.  (Naut.)  Across  the  direction  or  course  of  as  a  fleet 
  standing  athwart  our  course. 
 
  {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}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Athwart  \A*thwart"\,  adv 
  1.  Across  especially  in  an  oblique  direction;  sidewise; 
  obliquely. 
 
  Sometimes  athwart,  sometimes  he  strook  him  straight. 
  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  Across  the  course;  so  as  to  thwart;  perversely. 
 
  All  athwart  there  came  A  post  from  Wales  loaden  with 
  heavy  news  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  athwart 
  adv  1:  at  right  angles  to  the  center  line  of  a  ship 
  2:  at  an  oblique  angle;  "the  sun  shone  aslant  into  his  face" 
  [syn:  {obliquely},  {aslant}] 




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