coign of vantage

noun phrase
coign of van·​tage | \ ˌkȯi-nə-ˈvan-tij How to pronounce coign of vantage (audio) \

Definition of coign of vantage

: an advantageous position

First Known Use of coign of vantage

1605, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for coign of vantage

coign, earlier spelling of coin entry 1 (in sense "corner")

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“Coign of vantage.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 19 January 2020.

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to insert between existing elements

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