tricorn [trahy-kawrn] ExamplesWord Origin adjective

  1. having three horns or hornlike projections; three-cornered.


  1. Also tri·corne. a hat with the brim turned up on three sides.

Origin of tricorn 1750–60; Latin tricornis having three horns, equivalent to tri- tri- + corn(ū) horn + -is adj. suffix Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for tricorn Contemporary Examples of tricorn

  • Neither author, for instance, subjected readers to puffed-up cartoon versions of themselves sporting a tricorn hat.

    Rush Limbaugh Has No Business Teaching History to Our Kids

    Michelle Cottle

    September 10, 2013

  • But at least one man in the crowd, wearing an “End the Fed” T shirt and a tricorn hat argued for common cause with the Tea Party.

    Tea Party for the Left?

    John Avlon

    October 10, 2011

  • Were there protest marches, mass donnings of tricorn hats, nullification threats from states regarding federal legislation?

    The Meltdown’s True Villain

    Michael Tomasky

    August 6, 2011

  • The right wing should ditch the tricorn hats and replace them with mirrored sunglasses.

    How Republicans Screwed the Pooch

    Paul Begala

    July 31, 2011

  • Historical Examples of tricorn

  • And he swept his tricorn hat off his close-clipped white head.

    The Wolf Cub

    Patrick Casey

  • From his tricorn hat still hung down, behind his head, a sun shield of white linen cloth.

    The Wolf Cub

    Patrick Casey

  • A tricorn trimmed with gold lace was set at a rakish angle over a wig of white curls that dropped down to his waist.

    The Adventures of Pinocchio

    C. Collodi–Pseudonym of Carlo Lorenzini

  • British Dictionary definitions for tricorn tricorn noun Also: tricorne

    1. a cocked hat with opposing brims turned back and caught in three places
    2. an imaginary animal having three horns

    adjective Also: tricornered

    1. having three horns or corners

    Word Origin for tricorn C18: from Latin tricornis, from tri- + cornu horn Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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