edgewise

adverb
edge·​wise | \ ˈej-ˌwīz How to pronounce edgewise (audio) \

Definition of edgewise

2 : as if by an edge : barely usually used in the phrase get a word in edgewise

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you can squeeze through the narrow passage between the two caves if you go edgewise

First Known Use of edgewise

1677, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of edgewise was in 1677

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“Edgewise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/edgewise. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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edgewise

adverb
edge·​wise | \ ˈej-ˌwīz How to pronounce edgewise (audio) \

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