Meaning of athwart
Pronunciation: (u-thwôrt'), [key]
- from side to side; crosswise.
- a ship riding athwart.
- at right angles to the fore-and-aft line; across.
- broadside to the wind because of equal and opposite pressures of wind and tide:a ship riding athwart.
- perversely; awry; wrongly.
- from side to side of; across.
- across the direction or course of.
- in opposition to; contrary to.
- athwart (Thesaurus)