[ kawr-ner-wahyz ]
/ ˈkɔr nərˌwaɪz /


with the corner in front.
so as to form a corner.
from corner to corner; diagonally.


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Also cor·ner·ways [kawr-ner-weyz] /ˈkɔr nərˌweɪz/.

Origin of cornerwise

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75; see origin at corner, -wise Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for cornerwise


cornerways (ˈkɔːnəˌweɪz)

/ (ˈkɔːnəˌwaɪz) /

adverb, adjective

with a corner in front; diagonally
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