Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A kind of cap formerly worn by soldiers.
  • n. The flat cap worn by Roman Catholic ecclesiastics.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A kind of cap formerly worn by soldiers; -- called also barret cap. Also, the flat cap worn by Roman Catholic ecclesiastics.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A little bar.
  • n. Same as biretta.
  • n. A sort of ancient military cap or headpiece. Scott. Also called barret-cap.
  • n. See barrat.

Etymologies

French barrette, Late Latin barretum a cap. See berretta, and compare biretta. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Yes | No | Report from apowers1031 wrote 1 sec ago kolbster ... well said but the barret is a good gun but i like the mcmillin 50 ccal.

    Bankers with Guns

  • Yes | No | Report from apowers1031 wrote 9 sec ago kolbster ... well said but the barret is a good gun but i like the mcmillin 50 ccal.

    Bankers with Guns

  • The big bore rifle from the opening scene is a Barrett model 99 it comes in barret .416 or .50 bmg.

    The Gun Nut Takes Aim At Shooter

  • Here was worn the "barret," of scarlet or white, the rich brown jacket and red sash of the peculiar costumes of the Basque and Bearnais peasants -- a fine race of men, and one, too, historically noble.

    Bruin The Grand Bear Hunt

  • America did not become the greatest country in the world because it had a huge government which controlled most of the economy, rather it became great because there was little government. barret

    Obama: 'If you misrepresent what's in the plan, we will call you out'

  • Then I put my magnum in its holster, loaded my barret and started running in the opposite direction.

    Blonde, Black and Blood Red

  • He wiped some dust off his shoulder and handed me my barret and my magnum, without even a scratch.

    Blonde, Black and Blood Red

  • I foresaw that something bad was going to happen and tried to ignore the pain in my right arm as I picked up my barret.

    Blonde, Black and Blood Red

  • I ignored him, put my barret away, sat down and held my wounded arm, whishing for this pain to go away.

    Blonde, Black and Blood Red

  • His head was surmounted with a barret cap, while his hands, limbs, and feet were covered with garments of chamois leather, over which he in general wore the ponderous and complete armour of his country.

    Count Robert of Paris

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  • A wide, flat cap worn during the Middle Ages by priests.

    November 14, 2007