from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adverb Across a ship from side to side.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Athwart the ship; crosswise of the ship.
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- adverb nautical
Acrossthe vessel sideways, i.e. in a direction at right angles to the fore-and-aftline of the vessel.
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The bunk should not be too wide: one rolls so in rough weather; of course it should not be athwartships, if avoidable.
At all times except when whales were alongside, this bench was securely lashed athwartships against the rear of the
An athwartships support that holds the shrouds away from the mast.
The line used to control the forward or athwartships movement of a sail.
There are, I believe, two common layouts -- in one case there is just one main fuel tank, athwartships and attached to the for'ard bulkhead, with a generator or generators on one side of the engine and batteries on the other, plus a water-tank to port and another to starboard: or there could be a fuel tank on either side with the water-tank up front.
Others again DID reach the upper decks, found their way to the nearest fore or aft lifeboat blocked by rolls of athwartships barbed wire, and went below again to find some passage which would bring them up to a lifeboat no further away than twenty yards from where they stood.
Drives were at the ends of cross-bars athwartships amidship, turning the dumbbell into a giant jack.
Nor was the Matapan so little: she was at least forty feet long, twin-masted, with curious athwartships and fore-and-aft rails just above the height of a tall man's head.
There were raised trapdoors with large clips which stuck out at all angles, there were fore-and-aft and athwartships pipes of every conceivable size and at every conceivable height, there were valves, big wheels for turning those valves and nasty knobbly ventilators, and I don't think I missed one of all of those, with my head, kneecaps or shins, on the way aft.