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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. 2018.
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  • If it were a three-cornered fight, I might yet bear my part.

    The Prisoner of Zenda Anthony Hope
  • Bring me that three-cornered, blue bottle from the cupboard, Susie.

    Tabitha's Vacation

    Ruth Alberta Brown
  • Would it have been in that three-cornered strip that runs along by the road?

    Torchy As A Pa Sewell Ford
  • He was intercepted, and the argument took on a three-cornered aspect.

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

    On the Banks of the Amazon W.H.G. Kingston
  • On his white head, decorated with a queue, was his three-cornered hat.

  • The red dots began to descend toward the three-cornered figure.

    The Blind Spot Austin Hall
  • As pictured on the tombs, it looks like a three-cornered apron.

  • There was a bureau in it, and a three-cornered arm-chair, but no books were visible.

    Wives and Daughters

    Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
  • Tod and I were in the three-cornered meadow next the fold-yard.

    Johnny Ludlow. First Series Mrs. Henry Wood

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