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tricorn

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Pronunciation: /ˈtrʌɪkɔːn
 
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(also tricorne)

Definition of tricorn in English:

adjective

(Of a hat) having a brim turned up on three sides: a tricorn hat decorated by a plume
More example sentences
  • The wartime tricorn hat and WRNS badge on display are those she wore on D-Day itself as she went on duty at Eisenhower's HQ at Southwick House.
  • Eccentric chic is apparently all very now: think Oxford beanies, tricorn hats, feather boas and you get some idea of the serious lack of taste required.
  • A band of protesters in colonial gear wended through the crowd, led by a bell ringer in a tricorn hat calling for revolution.

noun

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A hat with a brim turned up on three sides.
Example sentences
  • From the simplest berets and plain straw bonnets to turbans, toques and tricorns, hats are central to her look.
  • A young soldier, his black tricorn at a jaunty angle, moved to make room for him.
  • He was dressed in a worn tricorn, a dark homespun coat, knee-length breeches, dark stocking, and heavy brogue shoes.

Origin

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

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