Definition of Cocked hat

1. Noun. Hat with opposing brims turned up and caught together to form points.

Specialized synonyms: Bicorn, Bicorne, Tricorn, Tricorne
Generic synonyms: Chapeau, Hat, Lid

Definition of Cocked hat

1. Noun. A hat with the brim turned up to form two or three points; a bicorn or tricorn ¹

2. Noun. (nautical) The triangular space formed by the intersection of the position lines on a chart determined by plotting three bearings; the approximate position of the ship ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cocked Hat

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cockcrows
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cocked hat (current term)
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cocker spaniels
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cockerpoos
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cocket writer

Literary usage of Cocked hat

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1. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1845)
"There is no doubt that the flat cocked hat, the small three-cornered pinched hat of the days of Louis XIV. and Louis XV., ..."

2. Songs and Satires by Edgar Lee Masters (1916)
"THE cocked hat Would that some one would knock Mr. Bryan into a cocked hat. — WOODROW WILSON. It ain't really a hat at all, Ed: You know that, don't you ? ..."

3. Hoyle's Games: Containing the Rules for Playing Fashionable Games, with by Edmond Hoyle (1887)
"cocked hat Is played by placing three pins up; the two quarter are outer, and the head centre pins. In many other games, strength and chance may sometimes ..."

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