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athwartships

[ uh-thwawrt-ships ]
/ əˈθwɔrtˌʃɪps /
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adverb Nautical.

from one side of a ship to the other.

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Origin of athwartships

First recorded in 1710–20; athwart + ship1 + -s1

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British Dictionary definitions for athwartships

athwartships
/ (əˈθwɔːtˌʃɪps) /

adverb

nautical from one side to the other of a vessel at right angles to the keel
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