Definition of aslope in English:

aslope

adjective & adverb

literary, archaic
  • In a sloping position.

    as adjective ‘the steps are aslope and broken’
    as adverb ‘against the mast he leans aslope’
    diagonally, at an angle, slantwise, sideways, sidelong, aslant, athwart
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Origin

Late Middle English: origin uncertain; this form appears earlier than slope.

Pronunciation

aslope

/əˈsləʊp/