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flatwise

[flat-wahyz]
adverb
  1. with the flat side, rather than the edge, foremost or in contact.
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Also flat·ways [flat-weyz] /ˈflætˌweɪz/.

Origin of flatwise

First recorded in 1595–1605; flat1 + -wise
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British Dictionary definitions for flatways

flatways

US flatwise

adverb
  1. with the flat or broad side down or in contact with another surface
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