Definitions for "Athwart"
Keywords:  aft, centerline, fore, oblique, across
Across; from side to side of.
Across the direction or course of; as, a fleet standing athwart our course.
Across, especially in an oblique direction; sidewise; obliquely.
Keywords:  beam, anything, outside, vessel, runs
Anything that runs from one side of the vessel to the other. It can also refer to any object outside the vessel that is on the beam.
Keywords:  expressions, directions
Expressions Athwartships Directions