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also tri·corne  (trī′kôrn′)
A hat having the brim turned up on three sides.
Having three corners, horns, or projections.

[French tricorne, from Latin tricornis, three-horned : tri-, tri- + cornū, horn; see ker- in Indo-European roots.]


or tri•corn

(ˈtraɪ kɔrn)
a three-cornered cocked hat.
[< French < Latin tricornis; see tricorn]
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Noun1.tricorne - cocked hat with the brim turned up to form three pointstricorne - cocked hat with the brim turned up to form three points
cocked hat - hat with opposing brims turned up and caught together to form points
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As he first greeted her at the Pier Head, in his red robes and tricorner hat, she simply nodded before moving down the procession.
On tax day last year, Bozievich donned a colonial soldier's outfit - with wig and tricorner hat - to organize a tea-party protest of federal overspending that drew about 1,000 people to Springfield's Gateway post office.
Tricorner hats were popular during the 18th century and were simply wide brimmed felt hats with the brims pinned and formed to meet the crown in a triangular pattern.