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Definition of "cater-cornered" [ca•ter-cor•nered]

  • Diagonal. (adjective)
  • In a diagonal position. (adverb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cater-cornered" in a sentence
  • "Today, the young couple—22 and 20 when painted—hang cater-cornered on two walls of a high-ceilinged salon, otherwise empty except for a small Van Dyck picture of the head of Christ."
  • "Across the table from him, cater-cornered, at Mr. Morse's right, sat Judge Blount, a local superior court judge."
  • "He'd extend his left hand, and we would grope a bit, obliquely, cater-cornered, as if we were about to begin a minuet."
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