athwartship


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athwartship

[ə′thwȯrt‚ship]
(naval architecture)
Perpendicular to the fore and aft centerline of a ship.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
Elsewhere in the hull there's room for a 2-4-metre dinghy to be stored partially deflated athwartships in the optional transom garage, which it shares with the liferaft.
Interestingly, a cut-out in the coachroof means athwartships jib cars are used, allowing greater tuning, and the deep cockpit with benches plus raised coachroof (for keeping watch) gives good protection offshore.
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.