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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
The numerical value of thwart in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of thwart in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We are going to see constant probes by Russia unless we thwart them in Ukraine.
To grant a stay now would thwart Congress’s goal of increasing capital formation opportunities.
There's no question that there would be a lot of turmoil if the establishment tries to thwart the will of the people.
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.
The task is not easy, the people holding these assets have been slowing us down. They have been using all sorts of delaying tactics to thwart our efforts.
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- frustrar, desbaratarCatalan, Valencian
- zmařit, zkřížitCzech
- entgegenwirken, durchkreuzen, vereiteln, konterkarierenGerman
- frustrar, contrariar, bancadaSpanish
- pysäyttää, taltuttaa, poikittainen, poikittain, tehdä tyhjäksi, halkaistaFinnish
- banc, contrarier, contrecarrerFrench
- tobhtaScottish Gaelic
- taumanu, kīato, keretū, whakahōtaetaeMāori
- contrariar, banco, frustrarPortuguese
- препятствовать, воспрепятствовать, расстраивать, расстроить, банкаRussian
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