- sideways: patrons edging crabwise along the crowded row of theater seats.
Origin of crabwise
Related Words for crabwiseoblique, side, obliquely, sidelong, crabwise, edgeways, flanking, sideward, skirting, alongside, aside, athwart, indirectly, laterally, slanting, sloping, aslant, aslope, broadside, slantwise
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Historical Examples of crabwise
Instead, he sidled, crabwise, into the middle of the street.H. R.
"Oh—well—gee—of course—" sighed Graff, as he went out, crabwise.Babbitt
Mr. Wayne stiffened and wheeled; Mr. Briggs sidled hastily toward the doorway, crabwise; the poet choked back the word, Phup!Iole
Robert W. Chambers
- (of motion) sideways; like a crab