tri·​corne ˈtrī-ˌkȯrn How to pronounce tricorne (audio)
variants or tricorn

Examples of tricorne in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Johnson made this conversation explicit by name-checking or picturing Evans, Lee Friedlander, Duane Michals, and Richard Avedon—the latter pops up here in a picture on a book cover, which Johnson has topped with a pirate’s tricorne hat. Vince Aletti, The New Yorker, 22 July 2022 Jamie looks dapper and colonial, walking through Edinburgh on his way to work, tricorne and all. Roxane Gay, Glamour, 22 Oct. 2017

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Word History


French tricorne, from tricorne three-cornered, from Latin tricornis, from tri- + cornu horn — more at horn

First Known Use

1857, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tricorne was in 1857

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“Tricorne.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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