athwartship

adjective
athwart·​ship | \ ə-ˈthwȯrt-ˌship How to pronounce athwartship (audio) \

Definition of athwartship

: being across the ship from side to side athwartship and longitudinal framing

First Known Use of athwartship

1775, in the meaning defined above

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17 Sep 2019

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