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athwartship

[ə′thwȯrt‚ship]
(naval architecture)
Perpendicular to the fore and aft centerline of a ship.

athwartship

A direction at right angles to the longitudinal axis of an aircraft.
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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.
Initial information shows the carbon rig to be similar to the earlier boat with fixed bowsprit for asymmetric spinnakers and the jib is controlled by athwartships tracks.