crabwise

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From crab +‎ -wise.

AdjectiveEdit

crabwise (not comparable)

  1. In the manner of a crab; sideways.
  2. (figuratively) Incidental.
    • 2009, Diarmaid MacCulloch, A History of Christianity, Penguin 2010, p. 788:
      Quite apart from their crabwise and often reluctant embrace of religious toleration for a wide variety of religious dissidence, both countries achieved a wider distribution of prosperity than any other part of seventeenth-century Europe.

AdverbEdit

crabwise (not comparable)

  1. In the manner of a crab; sideways.
Last modified on 19 June 2013, at 00:05