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  • noun boxing A coach, trainer or other assistant who attends to a boxer between rounds.
  • noun basketball A player who can play both the small forward and power forward positions.

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Examples

  • Yet the reunion of The Greatest and his long-time cornerman Angelo Dundee at the 5th Street Gym provoked memories of the golden era of heavyweights.

    Emotional 5th Street return for Muhammad Ali

  • But as a young outlaw, Thompson changed the very meaning of journalism, and Mr. Wenner was his enabler, shrink and all-purpose cornerman.

    Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride

  • Instead, having become a damaged fighter nicknamed The Choir Boy, Roach found redemption as a cornerman.

    Freddie Roach: 'Boxing gets in your blood and you just can't quit'

  • One thing is certain: Murray has picked the right cornerman for this fight.

    Andy Murray earns chance to turn the tables against Novak Djokovic

  • But in a routine check before that bout, Mosley's cornerman, Naazim Richardson, detected an illegal plaster substance in Margarito's wraps.

    With These Two, the Animosity Isn't an Act

  • She is a truly inspired cornerman and partner in crime, who led me to collaborator Andrew Auseon, a joy to write with, as is the inimitable Craig DiGregorio, co-blazer of our screenplay trail.

    Alienated

  • She is a truly inspired cornerman and partner in crime, who led me to collaborator Andrew Auseon, a joy to write with, as is the inimitable Craig DiGregorio, co-blazer of our screenplay trail.

    Alienated

  • The rules are simple; two fighters square off, battling bare-knuckled until one gives up, passes out, or the fight is stopped by a doctor, referee or cornerman.

    Brawling Over Brawling

  • It occurred to me: If I were gunning for the biggest job in the world, would I want a guy who repeatedly publicly humiliated me as my cornerman?

    Dana Kennedy: What if Bill Secretly Wants Hillary to Lose?

  • I had to lean on Brad Anderson, my second cornerman and a buddy from the All-Army wrestling team, to get down the Octagon steps and back to my dressing room.

    Becoming the Natural

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  • One who buys up as much as possible of any commodity, so that the speculative sellers of it when the time comes to deliver are unable to fulfill their engagements, except by buying of the cornerman at his own price, and are thus driven into a corner. - The Encyclopaedic Dictionary, Vol II Pt. II, p.495; Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co., 1883.

    November 3, 2012

  • As improvised police traffic duties grew routine, some police became "traffic cops" or "cornermen."
    Peter D. Norton, Fighting Traffic: The Dawn of the Motor Age in the American City (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2008), p. 3
    All police departments sought to limit their dependence on costly, overburdened and exposed traffic police ("cornermen"). Traffic regulation innovators worked to find ways to limit the need for traffic police. To one engineer, the expense of the cornerman was "perhaps the most important consideration" behind the search for alternatives.
    Id., p. 56

    January 22, 2020