edgewise edgewise  /ˈɛdʒ ˌwaɪz/


  1. (adv) with the edge forward or on, by, or toward the edge
  2. (adv) as if by an edge; barely



  1. I couldn't even get a word in edgewise.
  2. None but those built like Beanpoles could get into the berths at all, and then only by lying edgewise.
  3. This membranous film of life, teeming with millions of different kinds of organisms, is so thin it cannot be seen edgewise when viewed from a space shuttle.


  • Where Are They Now: Jim Galanes Heads East to Master Stonegrinding Trade

    Jim Galanes already has a lot on his resume: nordic combined World Cup winner. Cross country skiing national champion during the "golden era." U.S. Ski Team coach. Founder of the APU ski program. But after a few years away from the ski world, he's excited to tackle yet another peak: stonegrinding for Edgewise Ski Service in Stowe, which already has a booming alpine business.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: FasterSkier.com

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  1. "I'm really excited about coming back to NBC Sports," Gibbs said. "I'm also excited about working with Joe again but he'll probably argue with me the whole night. I'm going to make him promise to let me get in a word edgewise."
    on Dec 6, 2009 By: Joe Gibbs Source: ProFootballTalk

  2. "I don't know if there's anyone else who could call me and make me lose my mind like she did," says Hudson, her face lighting up. "And what's funny about it is I couldn't even get a word in edgewise because she was so excited. I just kept...
    on Dec 10, 2006 By: Jennifer Hudson Source: San Jose Mercury News

  3. "The problem for him might be getting a word in edgewise," McCain said.
    on Aug 25, 2008 By: John McCain Source: Politico

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