edgewise

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Edgeways \Edge"ways\, Edgewise \Edge"wise\, adverb With the edge towards anything; in the direction of the edge.

{to get a word in edgewise} to succeed in expressing an opinion in a conversation, in spite of constant speech from another or others; as, he talked incessantly and I couldn't get a word in edgewise.

Note: the form {edgeways} is now uncommon. [PJC]

Glad to get in a word, as they say, edgeways. --Sir W. Scott.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

edgewise

adverb

1: with the edge forward or on, by, or toward the edge; "he sawed the board edgeways"; "held it edgewise" [syn: {edgeways}, {edgewise}]

2: as if by an edge; barely; "I could not get a word in edgewise" [syn: {edgewise}, {edgeways}]


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