Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. With the flat side down or in contact with a surface.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. With a flat side down or otherwise in contact with a flat surface.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. With the flat side downward, or next to another object; not edgewise.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • With the flat side downward or next to another object; not edgewise.

Etymologies

flat +‎ -wise (Wiktionary)

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