1. involving a group or set of three
    a three-cornered race
  2. having three corners
    a three-cornered hat
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How To Use three-cornered In A Sentence

  • 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. Hope Fades for Much Good to Come From Deficit Fight
  • The magistrate put on a black cap, a three-cornered piece of silk.
  • Drills are to be procured from the various dealers, but can be made from steel wire softened in the fire and filed to a sharp three-cornered point -- afterwards tempered to hardness -- for the smaller eggs, or filed up for the larger eggs to the pattern of a "countersink" used for wood; indeed, the smallest-sized Practical Taxidermy A manual of instruction to the amateur in collecting, preserving, and setting up natural history specimens of all kinds. To which is added a chapter upon the pictorial arrangement of museums. With additional instructions in modelling a
  • Although admirers of Celtic art have often noted that the triquetra (Latin tri quetrus for three-cornered) is an endless and eternal knot, somewhat akin to the great circle of life or the path that comes back to its own beginning, there is actually very little that is known about the origin or meaning of the symbol.
  • No -- during those first two years the only pleasures, so memory declared, were three: the visits of the cake-woman on Saturday -- Marcella sitting in her window could still taste the three-cornered puffs and small sweet pears on which, as much from a fierce sense of freedom and self-assertion as anything else, she had lavished her tiny weekly allowance; the mad games of "tig," which she led and organised in the top playground; and the kindnesses of fat Mademoiselle Rénier, Miss Marcella
  • There wasn't anything brutal in the short, broad-backed man with the three-cornered eyes and the forehead that went on to the top of his skull.
  • I wiggled my fingers at him, which I am sure looked absolutely ridiculous coming from a woman wearing breeches, boots, a shirt, hair braided back, and a three-cornered hat.
  • But the slower wits, such as Mr. Solomon and Mrs. Waule, who both occupied land of their own, took a long time to arrive at this conclusion, their minds halting at the vivid conception of what it would be to cut the Big Pasture in two, and turn it into three-cornered bits, which would be "nohow;" while accommodation-bridges and high payments were remote and incredible. Middlemarch: a study of provincial life (1900)
  • a three-cornered race
  • Officers' hats seem at first to have been a tricorne - or three-cornered - hat which was universal wear for gentlemen in the 1600s and beyond.
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