adverb & adjective
(Of movement) sideways, typically in an awkward way: [as adverb]: supermarket trolleys that only go crabwise [as adjective]: crabwise steps
More example sentences
- Maybe some of them are trying to edge crabwise towards that end.
- She has now learned to move, crabwise, the length of the sofa.
- I manage to keep it in a straight line even though I swear I was going crabwise a while.
Definition of crabwise in:
- The US English dictionary