Definition of Athwartships

1. Adverb. (nautical) Across the vessel sideways, i.e. in a direction at right angles to the fore-and-aft line of the vessel. ¹



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Definition of Athwartships

1. [adv]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Athwartships

athletick
athletics
athleticwear
athletism
athodyd
athodyds
athrepsia
athrill
athrob
athrocyte
athrocytes
athrocytosis
athrombia
athwart
athwartship
athwartships (current term)
athymic
athyrea
athyrotic
atilt
atimies
atimy
atingle
atinumab
atipamezole
atiptoe

Literary usage of Athwartships

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Manual of Naval Architecture for Use of Officers of the Royal Navy by Sir William Henry White (1900)
"A second useful application of the metacentric method is found in a practical rule for estimating the angle of heel produced by moving a weight athwartships ..."

2. A Manual of Naval Architecture: For the Use of Officers of the Royal Navy by William Henry White (1882)
"A second useful application of the metacentric method is found in a practical rule for estimating the angle of heel produced by moving a weight athwartships ..."

3. Iron: An Illustrated Weekly Journal for Iron and Steel Manufacturers edited by Sholto Percy, Perry Fairfax Nursey (1828)
"For example, suppose the frame to consist of eight fore and aft, or side bars, that is, four at a side,—in thai case, each of those athwartships must ..."

4. Proceedings of the United States Naval Institute by United States Naval Institute (1900)
"The auxiliary condensers are of the cylindrical type and are placed athwartships against the after engine-room bulkhead. The propellers are of bronze and ..."

5. The Mechanics' Magazine (1856)
"The boilers are of iron, with brass tubes, and have the following general dimensions : Length of each boiler, athwartships, 11 ft. ; breadth, fore and aft, ..."

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