cocked hat(redirected from knock into a cocked hat)
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A hat with the brim turned up in two or three places, especially a three-cornered hat; a tricorn.
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
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.
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|Noun||1.||cocked hat - hat with opposing brims turned up and caught together to form points|
chapeau, hat, lid - headdress that protects the head from bad weather; has shaped crown and usually a brim