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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.]


 (kĭt′ē-kôr′nərd) or kit·ty-cor·ner (-nər)
adj. & adv.
Variants of cater-cornered.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.kitty-corner - slanted across a polygon on a diagonal line; "set off in a catty-corner direction across the vacant lot"
oblique - slanting or inclined in direction or course or position--neither parallel nor perpendicular nor right-angled; "the oblique rays of the winter sun"; "acute and obtuse angles are oblique angles"; "the axis of an oblique cone is not perpendicular to its base"
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The JOA partners were optimistic enough to build a stunning new building in a prime location, at the 0-0 corner of Denver's street-numbering system and kitty-corner from the state capitol.
Last year the city bought the Union 76 gas station property at the corner of San Fernando and Lyons for about $840,000 -- kitty-corner from Fitterer's building.
Next, I saunter over to Haus, which is kitty-corner to Scottsdale Fashion Square mall, for a peek at vintage furnishings and Jonathan Adler vases.
The steel girder cross can be found kitty-corner from the World Trade Center site in New York City.
In June of 2005, Kimball Office opened a LEED-CI certified showroom in downtown Chicago, kitty-corner to The Merchandise Mart.
If you stack them up off the ground, kitty-corner to one another in the stack, they will dry better and last longer.
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