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Definition of "slantwise" [slant•wise]

  • At a slant or slope; obliquely. (adverb)
  • Slanting; oblique. (adjective)

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 "slantwise" in a sentence
  • "This is often referred to as slantwise convection."
  • "Strike here, where the neck joins the shoulder, holding the sword slantwise, for there even a woman's blow will serve to sever the great artery. ""
  • "These circumstances lead to incredibly strong upward motion and the slantwise convection."