encoignure

noun

en·​coi·​gnure
ə̇nˈkänyər,
änˈk-,
-kȯin-,
F äⁿkȯnʸᵫ̅ᵫ̅r
plural -s
: a small piece of furniture (such as a cabinet) made to fit into a corner

Word History

Etymology

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 26 Feb. 2024.

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