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endways

[end-weyz] /ˈɛndˌweɪz/
adverb
1.
on end:
We set the table endways in order to fix the legs.
2.
with the end upward or forward.
3.
toward the ends or end; lengthwise.
4.
with ends touching; end to end.
Also, endwise
[end-wahyz] /ˈɛndˌwaɪz/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of endways
1565-1575
1565-75; end1 + -ways
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  • A slovenly method of rolling up a hammock transversely, and lashing it endways by one clue.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
  • Harry helped himself to one, and without much thinking what he was doing, put it endways into his mouth, and took a bite.

    The Luck of Gerard Ridgeley Bertram Mitford
  • Things have been going from bad to worse with our four poor gods, but what has principally knocked them endways is machinery.

    The Harlequinade Dion Clayton Calthrop
  • If you touched them you'd get a shock that would knock you endways.

    The Hero of Panama F. S. Brereton
  • Two screws at n secure the dies in their cases and a screw m adjusts them endways so as to set them forward when recutting them.

  • I'll keep the letter, for it would knock you endways if it was seen, and I'll make it all right with the editor.

British Dictionary definitions for endways

endways

/ˈɛndˌweɪz/
adverb
1.
having the end forwards or upwards
adjective
2.
vertical or upright
3.
lengthways
4.
standing or lying end to end
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