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- adv. diagonally; placed like a bend i.e. running from the dexter chief to the sinister base
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. Diagonally.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In heraldry, lying in the direction of the bend: said of any bearing: as, a sword bendwise.
From bend + -wise. (Wiktionary)