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.

 

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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.

 

© Webster 1913.

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