- having three horns or hornlike projections; three-cornered.
- Also tri·corne. a hat with the brim turned up on three sides.
Origin of tricorn
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Examples from the Web for tricorn
Neither author, for instance, subjected readers to puffed-up cartoon versions of themselves sporting a tricorn hat.Rush Limbaugh Has No Business Teaching History to Our Kids
September 10, 2013
But at least one man in the crowd, wearing an "End the Fed" T shirt and a tricorn hat argued for common cause with the Tea Party.Tea Party for the Left?
October 10, 2011
Were there protest marches, mass donnings of tricorn hats, nullification threats from states regarding federal legislation?The Meltdown’s True Villain
August 6, 2011
The right wing should ditch the tricorn hats and replace them with mirrored sunglasses.How Republicans Screwed the Pooch
July 31, 2011
And he swept his tricorn hat off his close-clipped white head.
From his tricorn hat still hung down, behind his head, a sun shield of white linen cloth.
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
- a cocked hat with opposing brims turned back and caught in three places
- an imaginary animal having three horns
- having three horns or corners
C18: from Latin tricornis, from tri- + cornu horn
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