Definition of three-cornered in English:

three-cornered

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adjective

  • 1Triangular: three-cornered hat
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    • In the original historic area, authentic shopfronts tempt visitors inside to buy three-cornered hats and bonnets, quills and ink, block-printed stationery and sealing wax, candles, soaps, hams, jams, brass and pewter.
    • A group of well-dressed men and women - the men in three-cornered hats, the women in long dresses - are promenading conspicuously beside the river.
    • He's usually the one in three-cornered hat when he does his regular turn in period dramas on TV and the big screen.
  • 1.1(Especially of a contest) between three people or groups: a three-cornered fight
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    • It is time to employ this legacy in the polarised republican debate to overturn the presumptions that have created a three-cornered contest between monarchists, minimalist republicans and direct-election advocates.
    • In April, the Liberal and National parties reached an agreement to end three-cornered contests, but the Liberal Party executive will decide whether to run candidates in the seats of Clarence and Tweed at a meeting on June 21.
    • As a result, a three-cornered contest ensued with the former ruling party, the internal opposition and the RPF jockeying for position in a ‘broad-based transitional government’.

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