[ US /əθˈwɔɹt/ ]
[ UK /ˈæθwɔːt/ ]
  1. at an oblique angle
    the sun shone aslant into his face
  2. at right angles to the center line of a ship
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How To Use athwart In A Sentence

  • Grenada lay athwart vital US sea lanes, thus threatening all transatlantic trade.
  • She is divided into seven watertight compartments by athwartship bulkheads. Scientific American Supplement, No. 799, April 25, 1891
  • Longitudinal stringers are fir encased in fiberglass, and athwartship bulkheads are construction-grade exterior plywood.
  • The 16 day at eight of the clocke we set forward, and sayled vntill we came athwart Alburrough, and there stayed that night. The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation
  • Appleby, the county town, suffered greatly from Scottish raids, since it was athwart an easy line of advance across Stainmore towards Durham and York.
  • I had duly weighed, my first idea was to dart head first athwart this intrigue in which my dishonour was a certainty. French and Oriental Love in a Harem
  • It slows change by allowing a resolute minority to delay - to stand athwart history shouting stop.
  • ‘We're so happy this restaurant is here,’ confided another matriarch when I inquired about the twisty little phyllo-pastry purse athwart her salad of Asian pear and gleaming field greens.
  • Promptly followed the dingy train's short run up the shore of the New Canal, and then its stop athwart St. Charles St.eet, under no roof, amid no throng, without one huzza or cry of welcome, and the prompt dispersal of the outwardly burdenless wanderers, in small knots afoot, up-town, down-town, many of them trying to say over again those last words from the chief hero of their four years 'trial by fire. Kincaid's Battery
  • John Oxenham, in the _Bear_ frigate, could sail "Eastwards towards Tolu, to see what store of victuals would come athwart his halse. On the Spanish Main Or, Some English forays on the Isthmus of Darien.
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