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Meaning of ATHWART

Pronunciation:  u'twort

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adv]  at an oblique angle; "the sun shone aslant into his face"
  2. [adv]  at right angles to the center line of a ship

ATHWART is a 7 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: aslant, obliquely



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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}.
  2. \A*thwart"\, adv.
    1. Across, especially in an oblique direction; sidewise;
             Sometimes athwart, sometimes he strook him straight.
    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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