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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. Nautical From the bow of a ship to the stern; lengthwise.
  • adv. Nautical In, at, or toward both ends of a ship.
  • adv. In or at the front and back.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. From the bow of a ship to the stern; lengthwise.
  • adv. At both ends of a vessel.
  • adv. Everywhere on a vessel.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. from stem to stern; lengthwise of the vessel; -- in distinction from athwart.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See the following nautical phrase
  • n. A fore-and-aft rigged vessel.
  • n. A small cap with vizors before and behind. Also called steamer-cap.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. parallel with the keel of a boat or ship

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