noun cub·octahedron \"+\
variants: less commonly



Definition of cuboctahedron

  1. :  one of the 13 Archimedean solids having as faces six equal squares and eight equal regular triangles and formed by cutting off the corners of a cube

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Origin and Etymology of cuboctahedron

cub- + octahedron

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