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slantwise

[slant-wahyz, slahnt-] /ˈslæntˌwaɪz, ˈslɑnt-/
adverb
1.
aslant; obliquely.
adjective
2.
slanting; oblique.
Also, slantways
[slant-weyz, slahnt-] /ˈslæntˌweɪz, ˈslɑnt-/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1565-1575
1565-75; slant + -wise
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British Dictionary definitions for slantways

slantwise

/ˈslɑːntˌwaɪz/
adverb, adjective
1.
(prenominal) in a slanting or oblique direction
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Word Origin and History for slantways
adv.

1826, from slant (n.) + way + adverbial genitive -s.

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