lashwise

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

lash +‎ -wise

Adverb[edit]

lashwise (not comparable)

  1. (nonce word) In the manner of a whiplash.
    • 1855, Herman Melville, Israel Potter: His Fifty Years of Exile
      “Come, Yankee,” here swore the incensed private; “cease this, or I’ll darn your old fawn-skins for ye with the flat of this sword;” for a specimen, laying it lashwise, but not heavily, across the captive’s back.