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  • adv. Breadthwise.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Breadthwise.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In the direction of the breadth; breadthwise: as, to measure broadwise.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in the direction of the breadth

Etymologies

broad +‎ -wise (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Forth from the frigid mews come easily swinging carriages guided by short – legged coachmen in flaxen wigs, deep sunk into downy hammercloths, and up behind mount luscious Mercuries bearing sticks of state and wearing cocked hats broadwise, a spectacle for the angels.

    Bleak House

  • You may talk vaguely about driving a coach – and – six up a good old flight of stairs, or through a bad young Act of Parliament; but I mean to say you might have got a hearse up that staircase, and taken it broadwise, with the splinter – bar towards the wall and the door towards the balustrades: and done it easy.

    A Christmas Carol

  • You may talk vaguely about driving a coach-and-six up a good old flight of stairs, or through a bad young Act of Parliament; but I mean to say you might have got a hearse up that staircase, and taken it broadwise, with the splinter-bar towards the wall and the door towards the balustrades: and done it easy.

    A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, Stave 1 Marley’s Ghost | Solar Flare: Science Fiction News

  • Too much of him longwise, too little of him broadwise, and too many sharp angles of him anglewise.

    Our Mutual Friend

  • Now as cockal bones do not take up as much room when they fall upon one end as when they fall flat, so every one of us at the beginning sitting broadwise, and with a full face to the table, afterwards changes the figure, and turns his depth, not his breadth, to the board.

    Essays and Miscellanies

  • Latin scribes held their stiff-nibbed reed pens almost directly upright and at right angles to the writing surface, so that a down stroke from left to right and slanted at an angle of about forty-five degrees would bring the nib across the surface broadwise, resulting in the widest line possible to the pen.

    Letters and Lettering A Treatise With 200 Examples

  • You may talk vaguely about driving a coach-and-six up a good old flight of stairs, or through a bad young Act of Parliament; but I mean to say you might have got a hearse up that staircase, and taken it broadwise, with the splinter-bar [258-8] towards the wall, and the door towards the balustrades: and done it easy.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 6

  • The canvas-covered wagons ranged themselves, broadwise, in a straight line with the wind.

    The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story

  • Slowly the edge parted and flattened out, broadwise, displaying the marbled brilliance of the butterfly's inner wings, illumining the pale chastity of the sleeping figure as if with a quivering and evanescent jewel.

    Success A Novel

  • Four foot out, broadwise, along the side of the Spit, there's a shelf of rock, about half fathom down under the sand.

    The Moonstone

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