from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. At a slant or slope; obliquely.
- adj. Slanting; oblique.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. diagonal, in a direction or orientation between cardinal axes
- adv. diagonally, in a direction or orientation between cardinal axes
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. In an inclined direction; obliquely; slopingly.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Slantingly; slantly.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. at a slant; moving or directed in a slantwise position or direction
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.
"I'm not absolutely convinced that for this event... we're going to get that, but the model is certainly pointing to a slantwise convection aspect and we have to pay attention to that."
When Hobo disappeared from the screen, Flint would get closer and look slantwise in the direction that the dog had gone, trying to catch a glimpse of the disappearing furry star.
With his free hand, the man drew a finger in a slantwise gesture along the left side of his jaw.
After placing the bra at the foot of the bed, she returns to him to sit slantwise across his knees.
Harry tried launching himself from the rungs, bouncing slantwise from the opposite wall.
At first Darian couldn't see anything, but then a ray of light falling slantwise through the branches glanced off something white, which resolved into two distant riders.
As he turned it slantwise to the light, the glint upon the rims of the copper shells within the drum showed that it was fully loaded.