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Meaning & Definition of Edgewise in English

English

Edgewise

/ɛʤwaɪz/

adverb

1. With the edge forward or on, by, or toward the edge

  • "He sawed the board edgeways"
  • "Held it edgewise"
    synonym:
  • edgeways
  • ,
  • edgewise

2. As if by an edge

  • Barely
  • "I could not get a word in edgewise"
    synonym:
  • edgewise
  • ,
  • edgeways

Examples of using

Tom kept talking and didn't let Mary get a word in edgewise.