1 Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S. askew; awry.
2 Positioned diagonally; cater-cornered.
Etymology: Catawampus is of uncertain origin, though its first element, cata- likely derives from the adverb cater meaning "diagonally." The second element may be related to the Scottish term wampish meaning "to wave about …
Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) carrying Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System-IRNSS-1F parked at Sriharikota rocket port in Andhra Pradesh on March 9, 2016. The rocket standing 44.4 metres and weighing 320 tonnes is expected to blast off around 4 pm on 10th March.