American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A hat with the brim turned up in two or three places, especially a three-cornered hat; a tricorn.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A variety of the game of bowls in which but three pins, placed at the angles of a triangle, are used.
- n. A note folded into a three-cornered shape.
- n. A hat with the brim turned up to form two or three points; a bicorn or tricorn
- n. nautical The triangular space formed by the intersection of the position lines on a chart determined by plotting three bearings; the approximate position of the ship
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. A game similar to ninepins, except that only three pins are used, which are set up at the angles of a triangle.
- n. hat with opposing brims turned up and caught together to form points
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“He was an Engineer, one of the tiny number of Military Engineers in Portugal, and he grinned as he took off his cocked hat and nodded at Sharpe’s leg.”
“Above the palms around the square arose the dim, white facade of the Cathedral, with the bronze statue of Anduella the liberator of Olancho, who answered with his upraised arm and cocked hat the cheers of an imaginary populace. ”
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“The time when ministers were noblemen by divine right, and reigned over their parishes by the cocked hat and gold-headed cane, is passing away.”
“Such an action would have to be rewarded, and Simmerson imagined himself in the lavish gold lace and cocked hat of a General.”
“An old quarter-master had seen him fire; and easily recognised him, because he wore a glazed cocked hat and a white frock.”
“Shocking to relate, and dreadful to behold, this very cocked hat and these picturesque gray hairs, that had been brought to New York on purpose to ornament religious anniversaries which were all agreed in excluding and ignoring the Abolitionists, had gone right over into the camp of the enemy!”
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