Athwartships

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Athwartships

In shipping, describing something lying sideways across a vessel.
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Athwartships at the mainmast a heavy, nail-studded timber barricade with a single small steel door was built to divide the convict from the guard and crew quarters.
Now in the shoe, the device went across an athwartships passageway, up to the O-10 level, circulated around Pri-Fly for 10 minutes, went back down the ladder, on to the flight deck (still undetected), up to the bow, through part of the FOD walkdown and continued aft to a spot near JBD No.
This spacious yacht has a three-stateroom layout that includes a large salon, forward owner's suite, twin cabin and a VIP stateroom with athwartships double berth.