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slantwise

[slant-wahyz, slahnt-]
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adverb
  1. aslant; obliquely.
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adjective
  1. slanting; oblique.
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Also slant·ways [slant-weyz, slahnt-] /ˈslæntˌweɪz, ˈslɑnt-/.

Origin of slantwise

First recorded in 1565–75; slant + -wise
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Related Words for slantways

crosswise, askew, obliquely, aslant, catty-corner, cornerwise, kitty-corner, slantways, slantwise

British Dictionary definitions for slantways

slantwise

slantways (ˈslɑːntˌweɪz)

adverb, adjective
  1. (prenominal) in a slanting or oblique direction
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Word Origin and History for slantways

adv.

1826, from slant (n.) + way + adverbial genitive -s.

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