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 (kăt′ər-kôr′nərd, kăt′ē-) also cat·er-cor·ner (-nər) or cat·ty-cor·nered or cat·ty-cor·ner (kăt′ē-) or kit·ty-cor·nered or kit·ty-cor·ner (kĭt′ē-)
In a diagonal position.

[From obsolete cater, four at dice, from Middle English, from Old French catre, four, from Latin quattuor; see kwetwer- in Indo-European roots.]


adj, adv (US) → diagonal
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