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[slant-wahyz, slahnt-] /ˈslæntˌwaɪz, ˈslɑnt-/
aslant; obliquely.
slanting; oblique.
Also, slantways
[slant-weyz, slahnt-] /ˈslæntˌweɪz, ˈslɑnt-/ (Show IPA)
Origin of slantwise
First recorded in 1565-75; slant + -wise Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for slantwise
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  • She glanced at him; slantwise, yet the look made his heart ache.

    The Combined Maze May Sinclair
  • The feel of gravity pulling them slantwise and downward was purest nightmare.

    Space Platform Murray Leinster
  • As it was, it caught him slantwise on the back and sent him staggering across the room.

    Buckskin Mose Buckskin Mose
  • I had the south window, kind of slantwise facing the road, and about twenty foot from it, where it passed the store.

    Plain Mary Smith Henry Wallace Phillips
  • But what is there to prevent those doors to be fitted so as to move upwards, or horizontally, or slantwise?

  • Andy turned his eyes, but not his head—which was a way he had—and regarded Pink slantwise for at least ten seconds.

    The Happy Family Bertha Muzzy Bower
  • Davies nursed our walnut-shell tenderly over their crests, edging her slantwise across their course.

    The Riddle of the Sands Erskine Childers
  • Was it the hair, in whose bronzen waves a slantwise ray of sunlight ignited little glints of red-gold?

    Caravans By Night Harry Hervey
  • The light of the moon streamed in slantwise upon us as we sat round the bay-window.

  • There also is the sea, flowing in slantwise ripples towards the land, so that he loses all sense of east or west.

    Twos and Threes G. B. Stern
British Dictionary definitions for slantwise


adverb, adjective
(prenominal) in a slanting or oblique direction
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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