Cater-cornered
Cater-cornered Ca"ter-cor`nered, a. [Cf. {Cater} to cut diagonally.] Diagonal. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

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  • cater-cornered — [kat′ə kôr΄nərd, kat′ēkôr΄nərd; ] esp.formerly [, kat′ərkôr΄nərd] adj. [ME cater, four (< OFr catre < L quattuor, FOUR) + CORNERED] diagonal adv. diagonally or obliquely: Also cater corner …   English World dictionary

  • cater-cornered — adj., adv. also: catty cornered (AE) cater cornered to …   Combinatory dictionary

  • cater-cornered — /kat i kawr neuhrd, kat ee , kat euhr /, adj. 1. diagonal. adv. 2. diagonally. Also, catercorner, cater corner, catty corner, catty cornered, kitty corner, kitty cornered. [1830 40; dial. cater (adv.) diagonally (prob. to be identified with obs.… …   Universalium

  • cater-cornered — [ keɪtəˌkɔ:nəd] (also cater corner, catty cornered, kitty corner) adjective & adverb N. Amer. situated diagonally opposite. Origin C19: from dialect cater diagonally , from cater denoting the four on dice, from Fr. quatre four , from L. quattuor …   English new terms dictionary

  • cater-cornered — adj. & adv. (also cater corner, catty cornered) US adj. placed or situated diagonally. adv. diagonally. Etymology: dial. adv. cater diagonally (cf. obs. cater the four on dice f. F quatre f. L quattuor four) …   Useful english dictionary

  • cater-cornered — /ˈkeɪtə kɔnəd/ (say kaytuh kawnuhd) adjective 1. diagonal. –adverb 2. diagonally. {cater (adverb) diagonally (from French quatre four) + cornered} …   Australian English dictionary

  • cater-cornered — adjective cater corner …   Wiktionary

  • cater-cornered — cat•er cor•nered [[t]ˈkæt ɪˌkɔr nərd, ˈkæt i , ˈkæt ər [/t]] also cat′er cor ner adj. 1) diagonal 2) diagonally • Etymology: 1830–40; obs. cater four < MF quatre < L quattuor …   From formal English to slang

  • cater-cornered — cat·er cor·nered …   English syllables

  • cater-cornered — From corner to corner; diagonal …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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