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n. also bi·corne
A hat with the brim turned up on two sides.

[Latin bicornis, two-horned : bi-, bi- + cornū, horn; see ker- in Indo-European roots.]
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or bi•corn

(ˈbaɪ kɔrn)

1. a two-cornered cocked hat.
2. a two-horned animal.
[< French, Middle French < Latin bicornis; see bi- 1, -corn]
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Noun1.bicorne - a cocked hat with the brim turned up to form two pointsbicorne - a cocked hat with the brim turned up to form two points
cocked hat - hat with opposing brims turned up and caught together to form points
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As he carried the ceremonial mace--symbol of the Speaker's authority--to open the House, he was greeted by the thunderous and sustained applause of M.P.s and could barely bring himself to nod in recognition of the honor (save for the customary bow as he removed his bicorne hat, and assumed his usual place in the chamber).