Last modified on 30 May 2014, at 08:04

lashwise

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

lash +‎ -wise

AdverbEdit

lashwise (not comparable)

  1. (nonce word) In the manner of a whiplash.
    • 1855, Herman Melville, Israel Potter: His Fifty Years of Exile
      “Come, Yankee,” here swore the incensed private; “cease this, or I’ll darn your old fawn-skins for ye with the flat of this sword;” for a specimen, laying it lashwise, but not heavily, across the captive’s back.