Definition of tricorn in English:

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tricorn

Pronunciation: /ˈtrīkôrn/
(also tricorne)

adjective

[attributive]
(Of a hat) having a brim turned up on three sides.
Example sentences
  • 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.

noun

A hat having a brim turned up on three sides.
Example sentences
  • A decade after Moore's death, students who had no memory of the cape and tricorne were entering graduate school.

Origin

Mid 19th century: from French tricorne or Latin tricornis, from tri- 'three' + cornu 'horn'.

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