The phrase 'corner case'

Posted by ESC on May 14, 2003

In Reply to: The phrase 'corner case' posted by Rob Lanphier on May 14, 2003

: Does anyone know where the phrase "corner case" actually comes from? I can venture many guesses, and have done many Google searches, but haven't found anything that speaks with any authority on the subject.

: Rob

How is it used in a sentence? I did find (Dictionary of American Regional English) "corner" as a variation for coroner.