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  1. having corners (usually used in combination): a six-cornered room.

  2. having a given number of positions; sided (usually used in combination): a four-cornered debate.

  1. forced into an awkward, embarrassing, or inescapable position: a cornered debater; a cornered fox.

Origin of cornered

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at corner, -ed3

Other words from cornered

  • un·cor·nered, adjective

Words Nearby cornered Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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