from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A cone-shaped paper cap, formerly placed on the head of a slow or lazy pupil.

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  • noun A conical hat one pupil is forced to wear to indicate he is a dunce.
  • noun The topological space obtained by identifying the sides comprising the boundary of a triangle, two sides with consistent orientation and the third with the reverse orientation.

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  • noun a cone-shaped paper hat formerly placed on the head of slow or lazy pupils


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