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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 athwart /əˈθwɔrt, ||ˈθɔrt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 A·thwart prep.
 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adv 1: at right angles to the center line of a ship
      2: at an oblique angle; "the sun shone aslant into his face"
         [syn: obliquely, aslant]