Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In maritime law. A Spanish term signifying athwart, at right angles or abeam; sometimes used as descriptive of the position of a vessel which ls "lying to." The Hugo (D. C.) 57 Fed. 403, 410.