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

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Jamie looks dapper and colonial, walking through Edinburgh on his way to work, tricorne and all. Roxane Gay, Glamour, "'Outlander' Season 3, Episode 6 Recap: Jamie and Claire Finally Reunite, and Yes, the Sex Is Fire," 22 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of tricorne

1857, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tricorne

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

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to move with exaggerated bouncy motions

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