encoignure

noun
en·​coi·​gnure | \ ə̇nˈkänyər, änˈk-, -kȯin-, F äⁿkȯnʸᵫ̅ᵫ̅r \
plural -s

Definition of encoignure

: a small piece of furniture (such as a cabinet) made to fit into a corner

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History and Etymology for encoignure

French, from Middle French, corner formed by the junction of two walls, from encoigner to put into a corner (from Old French encoignier, from en- en- entry 1 + coing corner) + -ure

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“Encoignure.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/encoignure. Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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