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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.]


1. (Clothing & Fashion) a cocked hat with opposing brims turned back and caught in three places
2. (European Myth & Legend) an imaginary animal having three horns
having three horns or corners
[C18: from Latin tricornis, from tri- + cornu horn]


(ˈtraɪ kɔrn)

1. having three horns, points, or hornlike projections; three-cornered.
[1750–60; < Latin tricornis]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tricorn - cocked hat with the brim turned up to form three pointstricorn - 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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References in classic literature ?
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Correct costume was held to be vital to the success of such photogenic occasions: the reporter sent to find Princess Pushy's kitten was instructed to equip himself in jungle khaki complete with pith helmet and butterfly net; Simon Bates was ordered to wear tricorn hat and redcoat uniform for the Calais invasion; and when a "wild bull" escaped from Cirencester market and ran amok the reporter went a-hunting dressed as the back end of a pantomime cow (the photographer, as ever, was at the sharp end).
Tom has been mad about town criers since the age of two and has been given his own tricorn hat and bell.