sideways: patrons edging crabwise along the crowded row of theater seats.

1900–05; crab + -wise Unabridged
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crabwise (ˈkræbˌwaɪz)
adj, —adv
(of motion) sideways; like a crab

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Example sentences
Though clinging to a violent ideology, it has been groping crabwise towards an accommodation.
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