tricorn [trahy-kawrn] ExamplesWord Origin adjective
- having three horns or hornlike projections; three-cornered.
- 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-+ corn(ū) + -is adj. suffix Dictionary.com 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.
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.
October 10, 2011
Were there protest marches, mass donnings of tricorn hats, nullification threats from states regarding federal legislation?
August 6, 2011
The right wing should ditch the tricorn hats and replace them with mirrored sunglasses.
July 31, 2011
Historical Examples of tricorn
And he swept his tricorn hat off his close-clipped white head.
From his tricorn hat still hung down, behind his head, a sun shield of white linen cloth.
A tricorn trimmed with gold lace was set at a rakish angle over a wig of white curls that dropped down to his waist.
C. Collodi–Pseudonym of Carlo Lorenzini
British Dictionary definitions for tricorn tricorn noun Also: tricorne
- a cocked hat with opposing brims turned back and caught in three places
- an imaginary animal having three horns
adjective Also: tricornered
- 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