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cat·er-cor·nered(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.]
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informal US and Canadian diagonally placed; diagonal. Also: catty-cornered, kitty-cornered, cater-corner or catty-corner
[C16 cater, from dialect cater (adv) diagonally, from obsolete cater (n) four-spot of dice, from Old French quatre four, from Latin quattuor]
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cat•er-cor•nered(ˈkæt ɪˌkɔr nərd, ˈkæt i-, ˈkæt ər-)
[1830–40; obsolete cater four < Middle French quatre < Latin quattuor]
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|Adj.||1.||cater-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"
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