[width-wahyz, witth-, or, often, with-]


in the direction of the width.

Also width·ways [width-weyz, witth- or, often, with-] /ˈwɪdθˌweɪz, ˈwɪtθ- or, often, ˈwɪθ-/.

Origin of widthwise

First recorded in 1880–85; width + -wise
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widthways (ˈwɪdθˌweɪz)


in the direction of the width; from side to side
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