THWART, a. thwort. [L. verto, versus.] Transverse; being across something else. Mov'd contrary with thwart obliquities.
THWART, v.t. thwort. To cross; to be, lie or come across the direction of something. Swift as a shooting star In autumn thwarts the night.1. To cross, as a purpose; to oppose; to contravene; hence, to frustrate or defeat. We say, to thwart a purpose, design or inclination; or to thwart a person. If crooked fortune had not thwarted me. The proposals of the one never thwarted the inclinations of the other.
THWART, v.i. To be in opposition. --A proposition that shall thwart at all with these internal oracles. [Unusual and improper.]
THWART, n. The seat or bench of a boat on which the rowers sit.