• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Thwartships across the ship
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ice. thvert, neut. of thverr; perverse; cog. with A.S. thweorh, Ger. zwerch.


In literature:

Neither bagging transverse or thwartship bulkheads were of any avail.
"Windjammers and Sea Tramps" by Walter Runciman
A group of first-class passengers, leaning on the thwartship rails close by, looked on, with complacent satisfaction or half-contemptuous pity.
"Masters of the Wheat-Lands" by Harold Bindloss
Thwartship pieces that frame the hatchways.
"The Seaman's Friend" by Richard Henry Dana