flatwise

[flat-wahyz]
adverb
with the flat side, rather than the edge, foremost or in contact.
Also, flatways [flat-weyz] .


Origin:
1595–1605; flat1 + -wise

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flatways or (US) flatwise (ˈflætˌweɪz)
 
adv
with the flat or broad side down or in contact with another surface
 
flatwise or (US) flatwise
 
adv

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Spikelet cylindric, placed flatwise at each joint of the rachis and fitting into it.
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