cornering

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

cornering

  1. Present participle of corner.

Noun[edit]

cornering (plural cornerings)

  1. A piece of decorative work forming a corner.
    • 1844, The Art Journal
      We have been informed that these cornerings are rarely used when the ceilings are not decorated []
  2. The act by which somebody is cornered.
    • Maria Edgeworth
      Aside; ay, ay, but take care, I advise you, of her asides, and her whisperings, and her cornerings, and her inuendoes, and semiconfidences, lest your own happiness, my dear, unsuspecting, enthusiastic daughter, should be the sacrifice.