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Definition of "thwartwise" [thwartwise]

  • Athwart; from side to side; across. (adjective)
  • Athwart; from side to side; across. (adverb)

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Use "thwartwise" in a sentence
  • "There was a trough running thwartwise of the ship into which the water had to be lifted from the midship well."
  • "But only stoop -- catch the light thwartwise -- and all is a silver network of gossamer!"
  • "So we sheered off together, arm-in-arm, so to speak; and with fullest confidence I took the jigging, thwartwise course my chainless pilot laid for me."
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