cornerman

noun
cor·​ner·​man | \ˈkȯr-nər-ˌman \

Definition of cornerman 

1 : one who plays in or near the corner: such as

a : cornerback

b : a basketball forward

2 : a boxer's second

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Santa Cruz is fiercely loyal to the idea of having his father, Jose, as his cornerman. Lance Pugmire, latimes.com, "'I want to enjoy life': Leo Santa Cruz doesn't want to wait too long to retire," 23 May 2018 The proprietor, Jimmy Glenn, is a former prizefighter and cornerman for Floyd Patterson. David Kortava, The New Yorker, "The Underdog Story of Times Square’s Still Gritty Jimmy’s Corner," 11 May 2018 Reveco staggered backward lost, wandering to ropes to the side of his corner instead of to his awaiting cornermen. Lance Pugmire, latimes.com, "Srisaket Sor Rungvisai edges Juan Fransico Estrada to keep WBC belt," 25 Feb. 2018 The Milwaukee judge Thursday also ruled that the referee and the fighter's cornermen are immune from some of the counts in the lawsuit under a state law. Bruce Vielmetti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Ringside doctor, promoters involved in fatal kickbox bout will face wrongful death lawsuit in Milwaukee," 26 Jan. 2018 And Clinton herself was the subject of a steady stream of derision, carefully pitched to Trump's own biases and insecurities and delivered with the passion of a cornerman firing up a boxer for one last grueling round in the ring. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire, "Who Among Us Doesn't Have an Oil Painting of Ourself Dressed as Napoleon?," 10 July 2017 And Clinton herself was the subject of a steady stream of derision, carefully pitched to Trump’s own biases and insecurities and delivered with the passion of a cornerman firing up a boxer for one last grueling round in the ring. Joshua Green, Daily Intelligencer, "Steve Bannon Is Out of Trump’s Doghouse and Leading the Charge Against Mueller," 9 July 2017 The two boxers embraced after the fight, but that didn’t stop Dirrell’s cornerman — his uncle — from dropping Uzcategui after the fact. Jeremy Woo, SI.com, "Watch: Boxer’s uncle sucker-punches opponent after match," 21 May 2017 There was that November 1988 bout in Las Vegas when Duva, the cornerman for the lightweight Vinny Pazienza, joined his fighter in exchanging punches with Roger Mayweather after the final bell. Richard Goldstein, New York Times, "Lou Duva, Boxing Promoter, Manager and Trainer, Dies at 94," 8 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of cornerman

1957, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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