slopewise

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

slope +‎ -wise

Adverb[edit]

slopewise (not comparable)

  1. In a sloping fashion; obliquely.
    • 1613, Gervase Markham, The English Husbandman[1]:
      The second member or part of the Plough, is called the skeath, and is a peece of woode of two foote and a halfe in length, and of eight inches in breadth, and two inches in thicknesse: it is driuen extreamly hard into the Plough-beame, slopewise, so that ioyned they present this figure.