adverb or adjective

fan·​wise ˈfan-ˌwīz How to pronounce fanwise (audio)
: in the manner or position of the slats of an open fan
boats anchored fanwise at the pier

Word History

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fanwise was in 1882

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Cite this Entry

“Fanwise.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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