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EtymologyEdit

From athwart (across) + ship + -s as an adverbial ending.

AdverbEdit

athwartships (not comparable)

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

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ReferencesEdit

  • FM 55-501 Marine Crewman’s Handbook.