with the flat side, rather than the edge, foremost or in contact.
Also flat·ways [flat-weyz] /ˈflætˌweɪz/.
Origin of flatwise
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Placing it flatwise on supports close to its ends we find that its own weight causes a decided sag.Inventors at Work