esp US and Canadian edgewise (ˈɛdʒˌwaɪz)

/ (ˈɛdʒˌweɪz) /

  1. with the edge forwards or uppermost: they carried the piano in edgeways

  2. on, by, with, or towards the edge: he held it edgeways

  1. get a word in edgeways (usually used with a negative) to succeed in interrupting a conversation in which someone else is talking incessantly

Words Nearby edgeways

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How to use edgeways in a sentence

  • I want to speak myself, ef it's a possible thing to git in a word edgeways.

  • You never could get a word in edgeways when Livingstone was in the room, anyhow.

    Rough-Hewn | Dorothy Canfield
  • Afterwards while we were walking home Hugh looked edgeways at me.

    A Tatter of Scarlet | S. R. Crockett
  • There wasn't no man bigger'n Jim, sideways, edgeways, or up an' down.

    The Trail Horde | Charles Alden Seltzer
  • The savage raised the axe which he still held in his hand, and brought it down again edgeways.

    The Fair Maid of Perth | Sir Walter Scott