(Of a hat) having a brim turned up on three sides.
- The crier will also be expected to wear a traditional tricorn hat, a red cloak and to carry the town crier's bell at official functions.
- Officers' hats seem at first to have been a tricorne - or three-cornered - hat which was universal wear for gentlemen in the 1600s and beyond.
- A band of protesters in colonial gear wended through the crowd, led by a bell ringer in a tricorn hat calling for revolution.
Mid 19th century: from French tricorne or Latin tricornis, from tri- 'three' + cornu 'horn'.
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