edgewise

adverb edge·wise \ ˈej-ˌwīz \

Definition of edgewise

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

Examples of edgewise in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of edgewise

1677

edgewise Synonyms

Synonyms
broadside, crabwise, edgeways [chiefly British], sideways, sidewise
Related Words
aslant, indirectly, obliquely; laterally, sideward (or sidewards)
Near Antonyms
dead, direct, right, straight

EDGEWISE Defined for Kids

edgewise

adverb edge·wise \ ˈej-ˌwīz \

Definition of edgewise for Students

: sideways 2


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