slantwise

[slant-wahyz, slahnt-]

adverb

aslant; obliquely.

adjective

slanting; oblique.

Nearby words

  1. slant-in,
  2. slant-top,
  3. slanter,
  4. slantly,
  5. slantways,
  6. slap,
  7. slap bang,
  8. slap bass,
  9. slap dashing,
  10. slap down

Also slant·ways [slant-weyz, slahnt-] /ˈslæntˌweɪz, ˈslɑnt-/.

Origin of slantwise

First recorded in 1565–75; slant + -wise

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British Dictionary definitions for slantways

slantwise

slantways (ˈslɑːntˌweɪz)

adverb, adjective

(prenominal) in a slanting or oblique direction
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Word Origin and History for slantways

slantways

adv.

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

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