uncornered

cornered

[kawr-nerd]
adjective
1.
having corners (usually used in combination): a six-cornered room.
2.
having a given number of positions; sided (usually used in combination): a four-cornered debate.
3.
forced into an awkward, embarrassing, or inescapable position: a cornered debater; a cornered fox.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English; see corner, -ed3

uncornered, adjective
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corner
late 13c., from O.Fr. corniere, from corne "horn, corner," from V.L. *corna, from L. cornua, pl. of cornu "projecting point, end, horn" (see horn). Replaced O.E. hyrne. To corner (v.) "turn a corner," as in a race, is 1860s; meaning "drive (someone) into a corner" is Amer.Eng.
1824. Commercial sense is from 1836.
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