Definition of athwart
- a procedure directly athwart the New England prejudices
- —R. G. Cole
athwart the road was farmland as far as the eye could see
after it enters the Gulf of Mexico, the hurricane is predicted to advance athwart to the Texas coastline
we hung the twisted strips of crepe paper athwart to the floor and ceiling so that they formed giant crosses on all four walls
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