kitty-cornered


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kit·ty-cor·nered

 (kĭt′ē-kôr′nərd) or kit·ty-cor·ner (-nər)
adj. & adv.
Variants of cater-cornered.

kitty-cornered

adj
a variant of cater-cornered

kit′ty-cor`nered

or kit′ty-cor`ner,



adj., adv.
[1885–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.kitty-cornered - 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"
References in periodicals archive ?
Brandon Clevenger, who lives across the street and kitty-cornered from 206B, said that in the past he had heard a lot of noise reverberating off his apartment from that side of the road.
The fire, he said, was kitty-cornered in the front and rear of the top floor and into the attic.
In the building kitty-cornered from the square, above the Bijou Metro, 16 apartment units are fully occupied, said Steve Master, who developed that building at 45 W.