Entry: athwart (adj.)
In context: "'...the player may hurl himself athwart the expanse of track...'"
Definition: Across from side to side, transversely; usually, but not necessarily, in an oblique direction.
Also, in nautical terms: From side to side of a ship.
Other: I've been wondering at the names for different parts of a canoe.
SNOOT score: 2
Source: Oxford English Dictionary, Paddling.net