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edgewise

[ej-wahyz] /ˈɛdʒˌwaɪz/
adverb
1.
with the edge forward; in the direction of the edge.
2.
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3.
get a word in edgewise, to succeed in entering a conversation or expressing one's opinion in spite of competition or opposition:
There were so many people talking at once that I couldn't get a word in edgewise.
Also, edgeways
[ej-weyz] /ˈɛdʒˌweɪz/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1560-1570
1560-70; edge + -wise
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edgewise

see edgeways.

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