cornerwise

adverb
cor·​ner·​wise | \ ˈkȯr-nər-ˌwīz How to pronounce cornerwise (audio) \

Definition of cornerwise

Examples of cornerwise in a Sentence

fold the napkin cornerwise and then fold it again

First Known Use of cornerwise

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Cornerwise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cornerwise. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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