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tricorn

[ trahy-kawrn ]
/ ˈtraɪ kɔrn /
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adjective
having three horns or hornlike projections; three-cornered.
noun
Also tricorne. a hat with the brim turned up on three sides.
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Origin of tricorn

1750–60; <Latin tricornis having three horns, equivalent to tri-tri- + corn(ū) horn + -is adj. suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for tricorn

tricorn
/ (ˈtraɪˌkɔːn) /

noun Also: tricorne
a cocked hat with opposing brims turned back and caught in three places
an imaginary animal having three horns
adjective Also: tricornered
having three horns or corners

Word Origin for tricorn

C18: from Latin tricornis, from tri- + cornu horn
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