Athwartships


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Athwartships

In shipping, describing something lying sideways across a vessel.
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As he cleared the end of the platform Ely encountered a wind gust that tipped the airplane slightly, but he quickly adjusted, cut the engine, and touched down, the hooks seizing the 11th athwartships line and bringing the machine to a rest in about 30 feet.
In the starboard cabin the double berth is athwartships, but you can order a longitudinal double with a cutout for easy access.