athwartships


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a·thwart·ships

 (ə-thwôrt′shĭps′) also a·thwart·ship (-shĭp′)
adv.
Across a ship from side to side.

athwartships

(əˈθwɔːtˌʃɪps)
adv
(Nautical Terms) nautical from one side to the other of a vessel at right angles to the keel

a•thwart•ships

(əˈθwɔrtˌʃɪps)

adv.
from one side of a ship to the other.
[1710–20]
References in classic literature ?
At all times except when whales were alongside, this bench was securely lashed athwartships against the rear of the Try-works.
Elsewhere in the hull there's room for a 2-4-metre dinghy to be stored partially deflated athwartships in the optional transom garage, which it shares with the liferaft.
Fitted in box launchers mounted athwartships, the C-802A is capable of striking targets up to 180 kilometres away.
Shortly thereafter, the Bureau of Aeronautics announced that space aboard the carriers USS Yorktown (CV 5) and USS Enterprise (CV 6) would be reserved for these hydraulic catapults: two for the flight deck and one athwartships on the hangar deck.
At all times except when whales were alongside, this bench was securely lashed athwartships against the rear of the Try-works.