"athwart" Definition

  1. prep. Across; from side to side of.
  2. prep. Across the direction or course of; as, a fleet standing athwart our course.
  3. adv. Across, especially in an oblique direction; sidewise; obliquely.
  4. adv. Across the course; so as to thwart; perversely.

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Position in dictionary: 7207 of 111710 words.
Word Type: prep., prep., adv., adv.,
Words that start with "athwart": 1
Words that end with "athwart": 1
Words that contain "athwart": 1
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English Dictionary Definition of athwart

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