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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.]


(ˈbaɪkɔːn) ,




(Anatomy) having two horns or hornlike parts
[C19: from Latin bicornis, from bi-1 + cornu horn]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bicorn - a cocked hat with the brim turned up to form two pointsbicorn - 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
Adj.1.bicorn - having two horns or horn-shaped partsbicorn - having two horns or horn-shaped parts; "a bicornuate uterus"
horned - having a horn or horns or hornlike parts or horns of a particular kind; "horned viper"; "great horned owl"; "the unicorn--a mythical horned beast"; "long-horned cattle"
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The bicorn (or bicorne), on the other hand, is a two-cornered later evolution, that also comes in different styles - worn sideways or pointing forwards.
Evoking Louverture, gallant in a red military coat and bicorn hat, in the context of 1960s New York, Telemaque links the Haitian Revolution with the American civil rights movement.
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A Korean entrepreneur has acquired Napoleon Bonaparte's famed bicorn hat in an auction in Fontainebleau, south of Paris.