Definition of edgeways adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈedʒweɪz//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈedʒweɪz//
(British English) (North American English edgewise
BrE BrE//ˈedʒwaɪz//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈedʒwaɪz//
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  • with the edge upwards or forwards; on one side You'll only get the desk through the door if you turn it edgeways.
  • Idioms
    (not) get a word in edgeways (British English) (North American English (not) get a word in edgewise)
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    (not) to be able to say anything because somebody else is speaking too much When Mary starts talking, no one else can get a word in edgeways.