Part of speech: adjective

Having the edge directed forward; in the direction of the edge. edgeways.

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Usage examples "edgewise":

  1. " Mr. Morton doesn't flatter," said Mrs. Bowen thoughtfully, turning the feather screen she held at her face, now edgewise, now flatwise, toward Colville. - "Indian Summer", William D. Howells.
  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", Martha McCulloch Williams.
  3. I made two or three attempts to interject what I had to say, but she stopped me each time, and started off on a new theme before I could get more than a word in edgewise. - "In Direst Peril", David Christie Murray.