tricorn

adjective
tri·​corn | \ ˈtrī-ˌkȯrn How to pronounce tricorn (audio) \

Definition of tricorn

: having three horns or corners

Examples of tricorn in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fans of the Broadway show will find the characters dressed in Colonial-style garb, featuring Burr in his burgundy-brown coat and Washington with his blue Revolutionary War officer's coat, tricorn hat, and sword. Nina Huang, EW.com, 23 Feb. 2021 Super Happy Fun America president John Hugo can be seen behind him wearing a tricorn hat. BostonGlobe.com, 20 Feb. 2021 What’s the best kind of mask to wear with a tricorn hat? Vicky Hallett, Washington Post, 23 Nov. 2020 In a social profile verified by date of birth, Croft wore a tricorn hat and a sweatshirt with the insignia of the Three Percenters, an armed anti-government movement. NBC News, 9 Oct. 2020 Caesar’s laurel crown, Napoleon’s double-breasted overcoat and tricorn hat, those were costumes that inspired and evoked glory. Oddur Thorisson, Condé Nast Traveler, 21 June 2018 From tricorn hats to Trump rallies When Trump won the White House in 2016, many Tea Party activists were thrilled. Jane Coaston, Vox, 15 May 2018 Martel and the inspired cinematographer Rui Pocas find Zama, in his tricorn hat, at water’s edge, posing as if waiting for the court painter to arrive. Michael Phillips, chicagotribune.com, 12 Apr. 2018 George Washington himself, in uniform and tricorn hat, rode in an open carriage. Martin Weil, Washington Post, 19 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of tricorn

1823, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tricorn

Latin tricornis

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Cite this Entry

“Tricorn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tricorn. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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