Definition of tricorn in English:
(Of a hat) having a brim turned up on three sides: a tricorn hat decorated by a plume
More 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.
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A hat with a brim turned up on three sides.
- He stood by the fireplace in a worn uniform, his tricorn under his arm, tapping his fingers on the mantel.
- 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.
Mid 19th century: from French tricorne or Latin tricornis, from tri- 'three' + cornu 'horn'.
Definition of tricorn in:
- US English dictionary
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