Definition of cocked hat in English:

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cocked hat


1A brimless triangular hat pointed at the front, back, and top.
Example sentences
  • The cloth cap replaced the cocked hat for duty in 1841, displaying the current device by 1883 and the gold-embroidered visor in 1897.
  • They dress in brocade costumes with cocked hats and swords, and they're known as The Immortals.
  • When he got closer, he saw with a shock that two were dressed in 17th century clothes, with velvet coats, cocked hats, boots, pistols and swords.
1.1 historical A hat with a wide brim permanently turned up towards the crown, such as a tricorne.


knock something into a cocked hat

Utterly defeat or outdo something: architecturally, Spencer House knocks Buckingham Palace into a cocked hat
More example sentences
  • Well, the local medical practice have just managed to knock that malarkey into a cocked hat, believe me.
  • Several of you have written in saying that other countries can not only match England's tally, they can knock it into a cocked hat.
  • He knocks all those criteria firmly into a cocked hat.

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