endways

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adverb or adjective end·ways \ ˈend-ˌwāz \

Definition of endways

1 :in or toward the direction of the ends :lengthwise
  • endways pressure
2 :with the end forward (as toward the observer)
3 :on end :upright
  • boxes set endways

First Known Use of endways

circa 1608


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