athwartships

adverb

athwart·​ships ə-ˈthwȯrt-ˌships How to pronounce athwartships (audio)
: across the ship from side to side

Word History

First Known Use

1718, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of athwartships was in 1718

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“Athwartships.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/athwartships. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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