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widthwise

[width-wahyz, witth-, or, often, with-] /ˈwɪdθˌwaɪz, ˈwɪtθ-, or, often, ˈwɪθ-/
adverb
1.
in the direction of the width.
Also, widthways
[width-weyz, witth- or, often, with-] /ˈwɪdθˌweɪz, ˈwɪtθ- or, often, ˈwɪθ-/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; width + -wise
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  • The widthwise extension was limited by the extent of the multiple splits.
  • Two have approximately twenty pegs around the edge, with lines of pegs across the center lengthwise and widthwise.
British Dictionary definitions for widthwise

widthwise

/ˈwɪdθˌwaɪz/
adverb
1.
in the direction of the width; from side to side
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