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Something which stretches from one side of the ship to the other. Athwart, something which is directly across the line of a ship's course. Athwart-hawse, the position of a ship or other vessel driven by wind or tide across the stem of another. Athwart the tide, the position of a ship held by the force of the wind lying across the direction of the tide when at anchor.

See also wind-rode.

See also wind-rode.

Subjects: Maritime History.


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