cross thwart


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Noun1.cross thwart - a crosspiece spreading the gunnels of a boatcross thwart - a crosspiece spreading the gunnels of a boat; used as a seat in a rowboat
crosspiece - a transverse brace
dinghy, dory, rowboat - a small boat of shallow draft with cross thwarts for seats and rowlocks for oars with which it is propelled