with the flat side, rather than the edge, foremost or in contact.
- Also flat·ways [flat-weyz]. /ˈflætˌweɪz/.
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How to use flatwise in a sentence
Then came the fat oblong envelope, with its official seal, that dropped flatwise to the floor with a sodden, dull impact.McTeague | Frank Norris
Instead of living edgewise, so to speak, we should be spread out flatwise.The House that Jill Built | E. C. Gardner
A large arrow-head of chalcedony has been bound with cords of cotton flatwise along one side of the body.Zui Fetiches | Frank Hamilton Cushing
Placing it flatwise on supports close to its ends we find that its own weight causes a decided sag.Inventors at Work | George Iles
Morrison's sword held flatwise, thudded down on the back of a man who had flung away his gun.The Littlest Rebel | Edward Peple