altarwise

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

altar +‎ -wise

Adjective[edit]

altarwise (not comparable)

  1. Placed in the manner of an altar, against the eastern wall of the chancel with the longer side parallel to that wall.
    • 2009, George Gresley Perry, A History of the English Church
      But usually, when not used, the tables stood altarwise against the east wall.