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tricorn

[trahy-kawrn] /ˈtraɪ kɔrn/
adjective
1.
having three horns or hornlike projections; three-cornered.
noun
2.
Also, tricorne. a hat with the brim turned up on three sides.
Origin of tricorn
1750-1760
1750-60; < Latin tricornis having three horns, equivalent to tri- tri- + corn(ū) horn + -is adj. suffix
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  • And he swept his tricorn hat off his close-clipped white head.

    The Wolf Cub Patrick Casey
  • From his tricorn hat still hung down, behind his head, a sun shield of white linen cloth.

    The Wolf Cub Patrick Casey
  • A tricorn trimmed with gold lace was set at a rakish angle over a wig of white curls that dropped down to his waist.

    The Adventures of Pinocchio C. Collodi--Pseudonym of Carlo Lorenzini
British Dictionary definitions for tricorn

tricorn

/ˈtraɪˌkɔːn/
noun
1.
a cocked hat with opposing brims turned back and caught in three places
2.
an imaginary animal having three horns
adjective
3.
having three horns or corners
Word Origin
C18: from Latin tricornis, from tri- + cornuhorn
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