noun en·coi·gnure \ə̇nˈkänyər, änˈk-, -kȯin-, F äⁿkȯnʸu̅e̅u̅e̅r\

Definition of encoignure



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

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Origin and Etymology of 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- 1en- + coing corner) + -ure — more at coin

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