Tuesday, 21 August 2012

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
Page: 1059

Source: Oxford English Dictionary, Paddling.net 

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