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

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Recent Examples on the Web 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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First Known Use of bicorne

1936, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bicorne

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

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The first known use of bicorne was in 1936

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“Bicorne.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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