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Definition of Athwart

Athwart
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.
Athwart
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.

Meaning of Athwart from wikipedia

- Again". The Huffington Post. Retrieved March 28, 2017. "Braveheart Stands Athwart a Brave New World." National Review. November 1, 2004. Archived May 28...
- storm. See harbor of refuge. ASW An acronym for anti-submarine warfare. athwart athwartships At right angles to the fore and aft or centerline of a ship...
- known in the French language as the bicorne. Worn in the side-to-side athwart style during the 1790s, the bicorne was normally seen fore-and-aft in most...
- in on top of the "beds". Barrels should be stowed fore and aft and not athwart ships. Once the first tier has been loaded the next tier of barrels fits...
- starboard stu'nsail. One or more spritsails may also be set on booms set athwart and below the bowsprit. One or two spankers are carried aft of the aftmost...
- On the fore-finger of an alderman, Drawn with a team of little atomies Athwart men's noses as they lies asleep; Her wagon-spokes made of long spinners'...
- scant (skamt), sly (sløgʀ), weak (væikʀ), wrong (vrangʀ) Adverbs – thwart/athwart (þvert) Prepositions – till (til), fro (frá) Conjunction – though/tho (þó)...
- Review is superfluous, it is so for very different reasons: It stands athwart history, yelling Stop, at a time when no other is inclined to do so, or...
- at one time the custom for English pursuivants to wear their tabards "athwart", that is to say with the smaller ("shoulder") panels at the front and...
- stands in lonesome majesty as the artistic tradition's greatest defender athwart modernity’s aesthetic upheaval." Nonfiction Art And Imagination: A Study...
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