Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having three corners or angles: as, a three-cornered hat.
- In botany, triquetrous.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Having three corners, or angles.
- adj. (Bot.) Having three prominent longitudinal angles.
- adj. having three corners
- adj. involving a group or set of three
“Dick palmed a three-cornered sail needle through a set of broken pack straps, his good nature in nowise disturbed by the feminine cataclysm which was threatening to burst in the storm-beaten tent.”
“The three-cornered needle jammed in the damp leather, and he suspended work for the moment.”
“Nilly hurriedly buttoned all the shiny buttons on the uniform, buckled the belt with the shiny saber that only just barely dragged on the ground, and grabbed the strange, three-cornered hat that was sitting on the seat of the chair.”
“These things mean far more to mean than catchy campaign slogans or three-cornered hats ever could.”
“It was a “three-cornered struggle” with Russian revolutionaries against counterrevolutionaries and national minorities resisting both.20 And this shorthand leaves out a fourth corner, that of the Black Army led by the Ukrainian anarchist Nestor Makhno.21 This stew of hostilities is typical of civil wars.”
“And if you're trying to guess who comes out ahead in this three-cornered game of political chess—congressional Republicans, congressional Democrats or the president—it probably will be the president.”
“Then they sat down to a three-cornered game of 'cut-throat,' -- a proceeding which did away with all casus belli for future hostilities, and permitted the victor to depart on a most important mission.”
“Most iconic is the mouthless bauta , typically worn with a three-cornered hat and black cloak, which turns every wearer into an impersonator of Casanova.”
“Play No. 2 is a three-cornered love story with symbolically hallucinatory interludes in which Prior (Christian Borle) and Louis (Zachary Quinto), a gay couple, come unstuck when Prior develops full-blown AIDS and Louis, unable to accept his lover's physical decline, embarks on an affair with Joe.”
“The Egyptian protesters of 2011 seem a lot more enlightened, and they look so much better without those three-cornered hats.”
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