What does thwart mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. thwart, cross thwart(verb)

    a crosspiece spreading the gunnels of a boat; used as a seat in a rowboat

  2. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. thwart(Noun)

    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.

  2. thwart(Noun)

    A seat across a boat on which a rower may sit.

    The fisherman sat on the aft thwart to row.

  3. thwart(Verb)

    to prevent; to halt; to cause to fail; to foil; to frustrate

Webster Dictionary

  1. Thwart(adj)

    situated or placed across something else; transverse; oblique

  2. Thwart(adj)

    fig.: Perverse; crossgrained

  3. Thwart(adj)

    thwartly; obliquely; transversely; athwart

  4. Thwart

    across; athwart

  5. Thwart(noun)

    a seat in an open boat reaching from one side to the other, or athwart the boat

  6. Thwart(verb)

    to move across or counter to; to cross; as, an arrow thwarts the air

  7. Thwart(verb)

    to cross, as a purpose; to oppose; to run counter to; to contravene; hence, to frustrate or defeat

  8. Thwart(verb)

    to move or go in an oblique or crosswise manner

  9. Thwart(verb)

    hence, to be in opposition; to clash

Freebase

  1. Thwart

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Thwart

    thwawrt, adj. cross: being crosswise.—v.t. to cross: to oppose; to defeat.—n. the bench for rowers placed athwart the boat.—advs. Thwart; Thwar′tedly.—n. Thwar′ter.—adj. Thwar′ting, perverse.—advs. Thwar′tingly, perversely; Thwart′ly; Thwart′ships, across the ship. [Ice. thvert, neut. of thverr; perverse; cog. with A.S. thweorh, Ger. zwerch.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of thwart in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of thwart in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of thwart in a Sentence

  1. Stephen Blank:

    We are going to see constant probes by Russia unless we thwart them in Ukraine.

  2. Rick Scott:

    He is here to try to steal the election, and to try to thwart the will of the voters of Florida.

  3. The SEC:

    To grant a stay now would thwart Congress’s goal of increasing capital formation opportunities.

  4. Ben Carson:

    There's no question that there would be a lot of turmoil if the establishment tries to thwart the will of the people.

  5. President Obama:

    The world doesn't always see your successes, the threats that you prevent or the terrorist attacks you thwart, or the lives that you save.

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