Definitions for "Athwartships"
Keywords:  fore, aft, across, avast, stowage
1. At right angles to the fore-and-aft line of a vessel; 2. Across the vessel
A direction across the width of the vessel.
Across a ship from side to side, in that direction.
At right angles to the centerline of the boat; rowboat seats are generally athwartships.