Definitions

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

  • adjective Having three corners.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Three-cornered.

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  • adjective That has three corners.

Etymologies

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From tri- +‎ cornered.

Examples

  • We haven't had a real default since powdered wigs and tricornered hats were in vogue.

    In Debt-Ceiling Chicken, Markets Are Betting the Wrong Bird

  • But before we accept the image of the tricornered Tea Partier or, worse, Rick Santorum as the standard bearer of the GOP, it's nice to be reminded of that tucked-shirt wearing, neck pillow-loving silent majority.

    D.R. Burgess: Why Do Republicans Like Toaster Strudel?

  • His disregard for wealth and personal prestige, his affection for the traditions of the Puritans, whom he saw as opponents of tyranny in both church and state, even the tricornered hat he continued to wear marked Adams as a man of another era.

    Ratification

  • His disregard for wealth and personal prestige, his affection for the traditions of the Puritans, whom he saw as opponents of tyranny in both church and state, even the tricornered hat he continued to wear marked Adams as a man of another era.

    Ratification

  • An oddly creased tricornered hat still rested on the motionless head, though it was tilted over the hidden eyes.

    A Corridor in the Asylum

  • His disregard for wealth and personal prestige, his affection for the traditions of the Puritans, whom he saw as opponents of tyranny in both church and state, even the tricornered hat he continued to wear marked Adams as a man of another era.

    Ratification

  • The tea partiers 'tricornered hat is supposed to be a symbol of patriotism and constitutional first principles.

    Black Helicopters Over Nashville

  • Despite Mudge's insistence, however, he categorically refused to don the orange tricornered cap.

    A Corridor in the Asylum

  • I did a quick head count of the folks clustered around the coffin and the balance of the tricornered hat, flag waving, proponents of limited government, arrayed up the steps to the front doors of town hall.

    Suzanne Langlois: The Many Flavors of Kool-Aid��

  • All the way back to George Washington and the guys in tricornered hats.

    McCain: Obama Is An Extremist, "I Don't Know" If He's A Socialist

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