athwart·​ship ə-ˈthwȯrt-ˌship How to pronounce athwartship (audio)
: being across the ship from side to side
athwartship and longitudinal framing

Word History

First Known Use

1775, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of athwartship was in 1775

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“Athwartship.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Mar. 2023.

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