• WordNet 3.6
    • adj cater-cornered slanted across a polygon on a diagonal line "set off in a catty-corner direction across the vacant lot"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Cater-cornered Diagonal.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • cater-cornered Diagonal; set diagonally.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Cater to cut diagonally


In literature:

Across the table from him, cater-cornered, at Mr. Morse's right, sat Judge Blount, a local superior court judge.
"Martin Eden" by Jack London
I met the most embarrassingly cater-cornered families.
"Lady Baltimore" by Owen Wister
I was hurty from head to toe and back again, and crosswise and cater-cornered.
""Speaking of Operations--"" by Irvin S. Cobb
Listen here to me: They're so dad-gum opposite they're plum' cater-cornered!
"Sundry Accounts" by Irvin S. Cobb
A young feller we'd never seen afore was comin' cater-corners from the station.
"Alec Lloyd, Cowpuncher" by Eleanor Gates
There are more caterers and florists in Ithaca than in Hayt's Corners.
"The Principles of Economics" by Frank A. Fetter

In news:

Urban Outfitters, a clothing and accessories retailer that caters to young men and women, opened a three-level store this week at the corner of 72nd Street and Broadway.
With lunch catered by The Corner Bakery Cafe.
Rawhide is a corner bar catering mostly to the "real men" crowd who prefer leather and Levi's over khakis and linen.
The meal will be served from 4:30 to 6:30 pm and catered by Blackberry Corners.
Sarah's on the Square , located at the corner of California and Commerce Streets in downtown Gainesville, was opened in 2007 by local and professional caterer Donna Hertel.