adj [usually before noun]
1.) having three corners
2.) three-cornered contest/fight
especially BrE a competition which involves three people or groups

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  • Three-cornered — Three cor nered, a. 1. Having three corners, or angles; as, a three cornered hat. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) Having three prominent longitudinal angles; as, a three cornered stem. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • three-cornered — /three kawr neuhrd/, adj. 1. having three corners: a three cornered hat. 2. pertaining to or involving three persons, parties, or things: The candidates were deadlocked in a three cornered tie. [1350 1400; ME thre cornerid. See THREE, CORNERED] * …   Universalium

  • three-cornered — three cor|nered [ ,θri kɔrnərd ] adjective 1. ) with three corners: a three cornered hat 2. ) involving three people or groups: a three cornered discussion …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • three-cornered — [thrē′kôr′nərd] adj. having three corners or angles …   English World dictionary

  • three-cornered — ADJ: usu ADJ n If you describe something such as a disagreement, competition, or game as three cornered, you mean that it involves three people, groups, or teams. [mainly BRIT] ...the three cornered struggle between employers and male and female… …   English dictionary

  • three-cornered — UK [ˌθriː ˈkɔː(r)nə(r)d] / US [ˌθrɪ ˈkɔrnərd] adjective 1) with three corners a three cornered hat 2) involving three people or groups a three cornered discussion …   English dictionary

  • three-cornered — adjective 1. having three corners a three cornered hat • Similar to: ↑angular, ↑angulate 2. involving a group or set of three a three cornered race • Similar to: ↑multilateral, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • three-cornered — adjective 1 having three corners 2 three cornered contest/fight a competition which involves three people or groups 3 …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • three-cornered — adj. Three cornered is used with these nouns: ↑hat …   Collocations dictionary

  • Three-Cornered Moon — Infobox Film name = Three Cornered Moon caption = director = Elliot Nugent producer = B.P. Schulberg writer = Ray Harris S.K. Lauren Gertrude Tonkonogy (play) starring = Claudette Colbert Richard Arlen Mary Boland Wallace Ford music = Ralph… …   Wikipedia

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