fanwise

[ fan-wahyz ]
/ ˈfænˌwaɪz /
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adverb

spread out like an open fan: to hold cards fanwise.

Origin of fanwise

First recorded in 1880–85; fan1 + -wise
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for fanwise

  • We lowered and spread out, fanwise, from the bark and made for the whales.

    Swept Out to Sea|W. Bertram Foster
  • The chain of the hills swung sharply away to the east, and the path broadened, fanwise, east and west.

    Polaris of the Snows|Charles B. Stilson
  • He drew a dilapidated pack of cards from his pocket and spread them fanwise.

    The Land of Strong Men|Arthur M. Chisholm