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[three-kawr-nerd] /ˈθriˈkɔr nərd/
having three corners:
a three-cornered hat.
pertaining to or involving three persons, parties, or things:
The candidates were deadlocked in a three-cornered tie.
Origin of three-cornered
First recorded in 1350-1400, three-cornered is from the Middle English word thre cornerid. See three, cornered Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I was anxious to try on my uncle's three-cornered hat and scarlet waistcoat.

    The Man-Wolf and Other Tales Emile Erckmann and Alexandre Chatrian
  • He was intercepted, and the argument took on a three-cornered aspect.

    The Huntress Hulbert Footner
  • Tommy Crevequer's love-making was to both an excellent joke; to Betty also, for they were nearly always a three-cornered party.

    The Furnace Rose Macaulay
  • Bring me that three-cornered, blue bottle from the cupboard, Susie.

    Tabitha's Vacation Ruth Alberta Brown
  • The three-cornered needle jammed in the damp leather, and he suspended work for the moment.

  • The leaf grows on a three-cornered stalk, and is about a yard long.

    On the Banks of the Amazon W.H.G. Kingston
  • It was a great, three-cornered piece of sharp steel, with long handles coming up from it, so that a man could hold it in place.

    Stories to Tell Children Sara Cone Bryant
  • As pictured on the tombs, it looks like a three-cornered apron.

  • He wore a three-cornered hat, the brim of which was tipped with gold.

    The Cambrian Sketch-Book R. Rice Davies
  • There was a bureau in it, and a three-cornered arm-chair, but no books were visible.

    Wives and Daughters Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

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