cornerman

noun

cor·​ner·​man ˈkȯr-nər-ˌman How to pronounce cornerman (audio)
1
: one who plays in or near the corner: such as
b
: a basketball forward
2
: a boxer's second

Examples of cornerman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After giving the boxer the idea to train in a chilly meat locker and working as his cornerman, Paulie was a staple of all the movies through Rocky Balboa (2006). Mike Barnes, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Sep. 2019 Like a thousand-person third-party cornerman, Dallas fans willed on Dallas’ boxer. Dallas News, 16 Apr. 2022 The cornerman was Scott Cushman, Roufusport's longtime lead striking instructor. John Diedrich, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 23 Aug. 2021 In those 32 seconds, Cushman — the cornerman — pushes up a slumping Munson, then slaps him, holding him up by the neck and face. John Diedrich, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 23 Aug. 2021 To be Pacquiao’s main cornerman includes doing the mitts, which means putting pads on each hand and moving them for a sequence of hard punches. Los Angeles Times, 16 Aug. 2021 Sanders listened, and then delivered a cornerman’s pep talk. Elizabeth Bruenig, Star Tribune, 18 Aug. 2020 The event took place hours after a fighter and two of his cornermen tested positive for COVID-19. Los Angeles Times, 10 May 2020 Souza’s two cornermen also tested as positive, the UFC said. Fox News, 9 May 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1957, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of cornerman was in 1957

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“Cornerman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cornerman. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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