Definitions for edgewiseˈɛdʒˌwaɪz; -ˌweɪz

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. edgeways, edgewise(adverb)

    with the edge forward or on, by, or toward the edge

    "he sawed the board edgeways"; "held it edgewise"

  2. edgewise, edgeways(adverb)

    as if by an edge; barely

    "I could not get a word in edgewise"


  1. edgewise(Adverb)


  2. edgewise(Adverb)

    As if by an edge.

    Once his boss got started, Jim just couldn't get a word in edgewise.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Edgewise(adverb)

    with the edge towards anything; in the direction of the edge

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