Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. Diagonally, as timber so sawn (lengthwise) or tiles so laid relative to walls or a way.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Diagonally laid, as tiles; ridgewise.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Diagonally: said of an arrangement of tiles or slates so that one angle points downward.
  • In heraldry, with one angle projecting toward the spectator: said of any bearing of a rectangular form so placed that one corner is in front, and the top and two of the sides are shown. Erroneously written arraswise.

Etymologies

arris +‎ -wise (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • n. - sharp edge formed by two angled surfaces, especially edge of fluting on column. arriswise, arriviste

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