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Historical Examples

Well, it is off the left-hand side, kind of cater-cornered across from our building.
Warren Commission (3 of 26): Hearings Vol. III (of 15) The President’s Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

I was hurty from head to toe and back again, and crosswise and cater-cornered.
“Speaking of Operations–” Irvin S. Cobb

adjective, adverb
(US & Canadian, informal) diagonally placed; diagonal Also catty-cornered, kitty-cornered


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