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encoignure

[ en-kon-yer, -koin-, ahn-; French ahn-kaw-nyyr ]
/ ɛnˈkɒn yər, -ˈkɔɪn-, ɑn-; French ɑ̃ kɔˈnyür /
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noun, plural en·coi·gnures [en-kon-yerz, -koin-, ahn-; French ahn-kaw-nyyr]. /ɛnˈkɒn yərz, -ˈkɔɪn-, ɑn-; French ɑ̃ kɔˈnyür/. French Furniture.

a low corner cabinet.

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Origin of encoignure

First recorded in 1840–50; from French: literally, “angle formed by the joining of two walls; corner”; see origin at en-1, coign, -ure
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