athwartship


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a·thwart·ships

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

(əˈθwɔːtʃɪp)
adj
(Nautical Terms) having a position across a vessel from side to side at right angles to the keel
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Now I’ve seen many a man, for over-shooting his reckoning, as I told ye moored head and starn, where he couldn’t so much as heave his broadside round, and mayhap a stopper clapped on his tongue too, in the shape of a pump-bolt lashed athwartship his jaws, all the same as an outrigger along side of a taffrel-rail.”
The Nan-Shan had an athwartship coal-bunker, which, being at times used as cargo space, communicated by an iron door with the fore 'tween-deck.
At all times except when whales were alongside, this bench was securely lashed athwartships against the rear of the Try-works.
At all times except when whales were alongside, this bench was securely lashed athwartships against the rear of the Try-works.