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 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, "Traveling in Venice With Kids," 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, "In 2018, the Tea Party is all in for Trump," 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,, "'Zama' review: A mirage of New World wonder," 12 Apr. 2018 George Washington himself, in uniform and tricorn hat, rode in an open carriage. Martin Weil, Washington Post, "A holiday weekend with Honest Abe, parades and snow," 19 Feb. 2018 The winsome celebrity Moore of the 1950s and ’60s, often photographed in cape and tricorn hat, obscured her more demanding, younger self. Stephen Burt, New York Times, "Marianne Moore’s Poetry, the Way She Intended It," 11 Aug. 2017

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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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“Tricorn.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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