cornerwise

[kawr-ner-wahyz]

adverb

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

Nearby words

  1. corner the market,
  2. cornerback,
  3. cornered,
  4. cornerman,
  5. cornerstone,
  6. cornet,
  7. cornet-à-pistons,
  8. cornetcy,
  9. cornetfish,
  10. cornetist

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

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British Dictionary definitions for cornerwise

cornerwise

cornerways (ˈkɔːnəˌweɪz)

adverb, adjective

with a corner in front; diagonally
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