Definitions of edgewise

  1. as if by an edge; barely; "I could not get a word in edgewise" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. with the edge forward or on, by, or toward the edge; "he sawed the board edgeways"; "held it edgewise" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. With the edge towards anything; in the direction of the edge. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. In the direction of the edge: sideways. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. With the edge turned forward, or toward a particular point; in the direction of the edge; with the side foremost. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. In direction of the edge; sidewise. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  7. Having the edge directed forward; in the direction of the edge. edgeways. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for edgewise

  1. Susan seemed delighted to let Miss Mapp get this particular word in edgewise and after a little speech from Mr. Wyse, in which he said that he would not dream of allowing them to go yet, and immediately afterwards shook hands warmly with them both, hoping that the reservoir would be a very small one, the two were forced to leave the artful Susan in possession of the field.... – Miss Mapp by Edward Frederic Benson
  2. Take from pans hot, and cool between folds of clean cloth, spread upon a rack, or else turn the loaves edgewise upon a clean board, and cover with cheese cloth. – Dishes & Beverages of the Old South by Martha McCulloch Williams