Noun(1) a crosspiece spreading the gunnels of a boat; used as a seat in a rowboat
Verb(1) hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires
(1) The placement of the primary thwart is important to balance.(2) he never did anything to thwart his father(3) Lay them thwart , that the top of one may rest on the root or stub of the other.(4) Did things happen to thwart people from voting?(5) However, Knottingley were able to thwart most efforts to break the deadlock with some resolute defence.(6) More important than the tilt of the oarlocks are the relative positions of the thwart (seat), the oarlocks and the footbrace.(7) Braced against the thwart , I hang my paddle far over the left gunwale and suck the stern toward it, and the edge of the table rock whisks by our port side.(8) We all know who these people are, they walk among us every day and attempt to thwart carefully laid plans of anti-productivity with thoughts of ambition and determination.(9) Built into the Constitution is the notion that a free people should thwart its leaders if necessary.(10) It seems obvious that a greater police presence in that neighborhood might thwart some criminals and inadvertently save lives.(11) We are going to be using those same people to thwart him.(12) Esther is a Jewish girl who becomes Queen to King Xerxes of Persia, and through her bravery, is able to thwart an attempt to slaughter all the Jews living in Persia at that time.(13) We wouldn't want to do anything to thwart the Campbell government's quest for the privatization of health care.(14) a pink-tinged cloud spread thwart the shore(15) With your legs facing forward, the leeboard thwart goes approximately over your knees.(16) In their relationships with women, Russell and Ayer both seemed quite oblivious to the feelings of others when such feelings were likely to thwart their plans or ambitions.