Athwart

Definition of Athwart

A`thwart´
prep.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.
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.

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