[lengkth-weyz, length-, lenth-]

1590–1600; length + -ways

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lengthways or lengthwise (ˈlɛŋkθˌweɪz, ˈlɛŋθ-)
adv, —adj
in, according to, or along the direction of length
lengthwise or lengthwise
adv, —adj

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Example sentences
Wrap the elastic band around the nail lengthways, so that it covers the terminals.
When the glue is cured, cut the tube in half lengthways.
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