flatwise
adverb Date: 1601 with the flat surface presented in some expressed or implied position

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  • Flatwise — Flat wise , a. or adv. With the flat side downward, or next to another object; not edgewise. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flatwise — [flat′wāz΄flat′wīz΄] adv. with the flat side foremost, uppermost, or in contact: also flatways [flat′wāz΄] …   English World dictionary

  • flatwise — flatways, flatwise both mean ‘with the flat side (and not the edge) uppermost or foremost’. Both forms have been in use from the 17c, but flatways is now dominant, especially in AmE: • Just cut in half flatwise, apply the topping and slip into a… …   Modern English usage

  • flatwise — /flat wuyz /, adv. with the flat side, rather than the edge, foremost or in contact. Also, flatways /flat wayz /. [1595 1605; FLAT1 + WISE] * * * …   Universalium

  • flatwise — adverb With a flat side down or otherwise in contact with a flat surface …   Wiktionary

  • flatwise — adv. with the flat side down, in contact with a surface; not sideways, flatways …   English contemporary dictionary

  • flatwise — flat•wise [[t]ˈflætˌwaɪz[/t]] also flat•ways [[t] ˌweɪz[/t]] adv. with the flat side, rather than the edge, foremost or in contact • Etymology: 1595–1605 …   From formal English to slang

  • flatwise — adverb or flatways ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ : with the flat side presented in some expressed or implied position * * * /flat wuyz /, adv. with the flat side, rather than the edge, foremost or in contact. Also, flatways /flat wayz /. [1595 1605; FLAT1 + WISE] * …   Useful english dictionary

  • flatwise bend — E išlinkis statusas T sritis radioelektronika atitikmenys: angl. E bend; E plane bend; flatwise bend vok. E Bogen, m; E Krümmung, f rus. изгиб в плоскости Е, m pranc. coude E, m …   Radioelektronikos terminų žodynas

  • flatways — flatways, flatwise both mean ‘with the flat side (and not the edge) uppermost or foremost’. Both forms have been in use from the 17c, but flatways is now dominant, especially in AmE: • Just cut in half flatwise, apply the topping and slip into a… …   Modern English usage

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