cocked hat

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cocked hat

(kŏkt)
n.
A hat with the brim turned up in two or three places, especially a three-cornered hat; a tricorn.

cocked hat

n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) a hat with opposing brims turned up and caught together in order to give two points (bicorn) or three points (tricorn)
2. knock into a cocked hat slang to outdo or defeat

cocked′ hat′


n.
a man's hat, worn esp. in the 18th century, having a wide, stiff brim turned up on two or three sides toward a peaked crown. Compare bicorne (def. 1), tricorne.
[1665–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cocked hat - hat with opposing brims turned up and caught together to form pointscocked hat - hat with opposing brims turned up and caught together to form points
bicorn, bicorne - a cocked hat with the brim turned up to form two points
chapeau, hat, lid - headdress that protects the head from bad weather; has shaped crown and usually a brim
tricorn, tricorne - cocked hat with the brim turned up to form three points