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Definition of "endwise" [endwise]

  • On end; upright. (adverb)
  • With the end foremost. (adverb)
  • Lengthwise. (adverb)
  • End to end. (adverb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "endwise" in a sentence
  • "In one of Lincoln's earliest military problems was involved the process of getting his company "endwise" through a gate."
  • ""endwise" by Mr. Hurley's practised fists after Hayne was struck down by the corporal's musket."
  • "This was Hamilton Grange's second move; in 1889, a developer offered it free for the taking, and the nearby church, after razing the house's portico and piazzas, rolled it two blocks down from the top of Harlem Heights, where it overlooked both Long Island Sound and the Hudson River, and shoehorned it in endwise to serve as a rectory."
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