fesswise

adverb
variants: or less commonly fesseways or fessewise or fessways \ ˈ⸗ˌ⸗ \

Definition of fesswise

1 : in the direction of a fess : horizontally, barwise sense 1 three keys fesswise in pale
2 : in fess three escarbuncles fesswise

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“Fesswise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fesswise. Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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