bi·​corne ˈbī-ˌkȯrn How to pronounce bicorne (audio)

Examples of bicorne in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web He and his cartoon avatar dressed in red long johns and a Napoleon bicorne hat. Patt Morrison, Los Angeles Times, 30 Aug. 2023 To commemorate Napoleon’s victory over Austria at the Battle of Marengo, David painted him charging up a mountain on a piebald steed, right arm pointing skyward, trademark bicorne on his head, cool and cocksure as his horse bucks its front heels. Jason Farago, New York Times, 12 Feb. 2020 The whole thing would usually be wrapped up with some tipping of bicorne hats and handshakes, but not this year. NBC News, 10 Sep. 2019 The bicorne had a pre-sale estimate of €30,000 to €40,000 ($34,881 to $46,441). James Rogers, Fox News, 18 June 2018

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Word History


French, from Latin bicornis two-horned, from bi- + cornu horn — more at horn

First Known Use

1936, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bicorne was in 1936

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Cite this Entry

“Bicorne.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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