Meaning of edgewise

edge•wise

Pronunciation: (ej'wīz"), [key]
— adv.
  1. with the edge forward; in the direction of the edge.
  2. sideways.
  3. to succeed in entering a conversation or expressing one's opinion in spite of competition or opposition: There were so many people talking at once that I couldn't get a word in edgewise.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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