thwarts, 3rd person singular present; thwarted, past tense; thwarted, past participle; thwarting, present participle;
From one side to another side of; across
a pink-tinged cloud spread thwart the shore
Prevent (someone) from accomplishing something
he never did anything to thwart his father
he was thwarted in his desire to punish Uncle Fred
Oppose (a plan, attempt, or ambition) successfully
the government had been able to thwart all attempts by opposition leaders to form new parties
A structural crosspiece sometimes forming a seat for a rower in a boat
a crosspiece spreading the gunnels of a boat; used as a seat in a rowboat
hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent"
(thwarted) defeated: disappointingly unsuccessful; "disappointed expectations and thwarted ambitions"; "their foiled attempt to capture Calais"; "many frustrated poets end as pipe-smoking teachers"; "his best efforts were thwarted"
(thwarting) frustrating: preventing realization or attainment of a desire
(thwarting) frustration: an act of hindering someone's plans or efforts
A thwart is a strut placed crosswise (left/right) in a ship or boat, to brace it crosswise.
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 seat across a boat on which a rower may sit; to prevent; to halt; to cause to fail; to foil; to frustrate
(thwarting) An instance of blocking or obstructing
(Thwarts) Boards extending across a row boat just below the gunwale to stiffen the boat and to provide seats.
(Thwarts) Crossbars toward the bow and stern of the canoe. Structurally maintains the canoe shape.
A supporting module that extends the width of the canoe.
A seat running across the width a small boat.
[top] A brace that runs from gunwale to gunwale.
A plank set across the width of a vessel, usually used as a seat in rowing boats.
The bench seat that goes across your boat (in a tinny or small boat)
The cross braces which stretch from gunnel to gunnel to strengthen an open canoe.
A seat that runs from side to side in a small boat. Any object placed in this side-to-side orientation is said to lie a “athwartship.”
Middle bar in the canoe, not to be taken out, usually not good to use as a seat either. Sit on the thwart and chances are you'll be a tipper.
a rower's seat extending athwart a boat.
A structural member that runs across the width of an open canoe, usually of wood or aluminum tubing. A paddling thwart is a type of seat. It usually consists a piece of wood tilted forward so the kneeling paddler can rest his butt on it. ...
The transverse wooden seat in a small rowing boat
(pronounced /ˈθwɔrt/) – A bench seat across the width of an open boat.
A cross-brace between the sides of a canoe. The center thwart should be the balance point of the canoe.
A seat or structural member extending across a vessel.
to oppose successfully; prevent from accomplishing a purpose; to frustrate or baffle (a plan, purpose, etc.); a seat across a boat, esp. one used by a rower; a transverse member spreading the gunwales of a canoe or the like; passing or lying crosswise or across; cross; transverse. —Syn. 1. ...