Definitions for thwartθwɔrt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to oppose successfully; prevent from accomplishing a purpose.
to frustrate or baffle (a plan, purpose, etc.).
Archaic. to cross. to pass or extend across.
(adj.)set crosswise or across; transverse.
Origin of thwart:
1200–50; ME thwert (adv.) < ON thvert across, neut. of thverr transverse, c. OE thweorh crooked, cross, Go thwairhs angry
a seat across a boat, esp. one used by a rower.
Origin of thwart:
thwart, cross thwart(verb)
a crosspiece spreading the gunnels of a boat; used as a seat in a rowboat
thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilk(verb)
hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
"What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent"
A brace, perpendicular to the keel, that helps maintain the beam (breadth) of a marine vessel against external water pressure and that may serve to support the rail.
A well made doughout canoe rarely needs a thwart.
A seat across a boat on which a rower may sit.
The fisherman sat on the aft thwart to row.
to prevent; to halt; to cause to fail; to foil; to frustrate
situated or placed across something else; transverse; oblique
fig.: Perverse; crossgrained
thwartly; obliquely; transversely; athwart
a seat in an open boat reaching from one side to the other, or athwart the boat
to move across or counter to; to cross; as, an arrow thwarts the air
to cross, as a purpose; to oppose; to run counter to; to contravene; hence, to frustrate or defeat
to move or go in an oblique or crosswise manner
hence, to be in opposition; to clash
A thwart is a strut placed crosswise in a ship or boat, to brace it crosswise. In rowboats it can also serve as a seat for a rower. Some inflatable boats have a thwart which can be folded and removed so the boat can be deflated and rolled up for transport or storage.
Translations for thwart
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to stop or hinder (someone) from doing something
He doesn't like to be thwarted.
- teëhou, teëwerkAfrikaans
- يُحْبِط، يُعيق، يُفْشِلArabic
- impedirPortuguese (BR)
- forhindre; modarbejdeDanish
- εμποδίζω, σταματώGreek
- impedir algo a alguien; contrariarSpanish
- ممانعت کردن؛ مانع گذاشتنFarsi
- לַעֲצוֹר בְּעַדHebrew
- osujetiti, pomrsiti računeCroatian
- keresztez, akadályozHungarian
- contrariare, ostacolareItalian
- 훼방 놓다Korean
- (kam) kliudytiLithuanian
- psuć komuś szykPolish
- a seîmpotriviRomanian
- (s)priečiť, prekaziť, (z)mariťSlovak
- prekrižati računeSlovenian
- hindra ngn att få sin vilja framSwedish
- engellemek, engel olmakTurkish
- 阻撓，阻礙Chinese (Trad.)
- مزاحم ہونا، روک ديناUrdu
- cản trởVietnamese
- 阻挠，阻碍Chinese (Simp.)
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