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athwart (adv.)

"crosswise, from side to side," late 15c., from a- (1) + thwart (v.). In nautical use, "across the line of a ship's course."

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Definitions of athwart from WordNet

athwart (adv.)
at right angles to the center line of a ship;
athwart (adv.)
at an oblique angle;
Synonyms: obliquely / aslant
From wordnet.princeton.edu