cor·​ner·​man | \ ˈkȯr-nər-ˌman How to pronounce cornerman (audio) \

Definition of cornerman

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 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 Despite the strict quarantine measures, one fighter did test positive for COVID-19 as did two of his cornermen. John Whisler,, 14 May 2020 Though one fighter on the card and two of his cornermen tested positive for the virus before the event, UFC 249 carried on. Sean Gregory, Time, 13 May 2020 See More

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First Known Use of cornerman

1957, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Cornerman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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