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Student Loans and Financial Aid
What is the meaning of 'thwart'?
Asked in Definitions, Example Sentences
The gore supporters claim that governor bush is trying to thwart the will of the people what does 'thwart' mean?
Asked in Boats and Watercraft
What part of the boat is tied to the thwart?
A thwart is a strut placed crosswise, i.e., left to right, in a small boat of shallow draft. These small boats are commonly known as rowboats, canoes, dinghies, or dories. The thwart can be used as a seat, especially on a rowboat or canoe. While you probably wouldn't tie parts of a boat to the thwart, there are many boat accessories you could tie, and help prevent their loss. You could secure your waterproof or water-resistant ditty bag, seat cushions, or dock fenders. You could tie your cooler or a bailing bucket to the thwart. If the thwart is structurally sound, you could use it to tie up to a dock cleat. You could lay your fishing rods on the thwart, or lay your oars on the thwart, if you don't have oarlocks. There are some items you probably would not tie to a thwart. An anchor and anchor line is probably too much weight for a thwart and could pull it out or even capsize the boat. A tow line also would probably exert too much pressure on a thwart and could pull it out.
Asked in Political Theory
In what ways does America's two-party system promote or thwart America's constitutional principles?
Asked in Parts of Speech
What part of speech is the word thwart?
"Thwart" can be a verb, noun or preposition. Defined from the dictionary (which would be a much better, more direct source to use for any word): As a verb: to prevent one from accomplishing something: "he never did anything to thwart his father"; "he was thwarted in his plans". As a noun: a structural crosspiece forming a seat for a rower in a boat. As a preposition: from one side to another side of; across: "a cloud spread thwart the shore".