Part of speech: adjective

In a longitudinal direction.

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Usage examples "lengthwise":

  1. Instead of going in among the easy- chairs, as we did before, they took me into the sleeping- car, which is a great long affair, with what we call bunks, in our parts, made lengthwise on each side, with a narrow hall running between. - "Phemie Frost's Experiences", Ann S. Stephens.
  2. To further test the bars place a spirit- level across them and lengthwise on them. - "Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II", Joshua Rose.
  3. Reaching out further, he broke the crust obliquely just above, and having packed the snow as well as he could immediately about, and moving lengthwise with an infinite caution, he crawled up the few inches to the narrow ledge, balancing his stiff body with a nicety possible only to acrobat or sleep- walker. - "The Magnetic North", Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond).