[slant-wahyz, slahnt-]


aslant; obliquely.


slanting; oblique.

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

Origin of slantwise

First recorded in 1565–75; slant + -wise Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for slantwise

Historical Examples of slantwise

  • She glanced at him; slantwise, yet the look made his heart ache.

    The Combined Maze

    May Sinclair

  • The feel of gravity pulling them slantwise and downward was purest nightmare.

    Space Platform

    Murray Leinster

  • As it was, it caught him slantwise on the back and sent him staggering across the room.

    Buckskin Mose

    Buckskin Mose

  • I had the south window, kind of slantwise facing the road, and about twenty foot from it, where it passed the store.

    Plain Mary Smith

    Henry Wallace Phillips

  • But what is there to prevent those doors to be fitted so as to move upwards, or horizontally, or slantwise?

British Dictionary definitions for slantwise


slantways (ˈslɑːntˌweɪz)

adverb, adjective

(prenominal) in a slanting or oblique direction
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