Cater-cornered meaning

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Diagonal.
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In a diagonal position.
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Diagonal.
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Diagonally or obliquely.
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Origin of cater-cornered

  • From obsolete cater four at dice from Middle English from Old French catre four from Latin quattuor kwetwer- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition