three-cornered hat
Cock Cock (k[o^]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cocked} (k[o^]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Cocking}.] [Cf. Gael. coc to cock.] 1. To set erect; to turn up. [1913 Webster]

Our Lightfoot barks, and cocks his ears. --Gay. [1913 Webster]

Dick would cock his nose in scorn. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

2. To shape, as a hat, by turning up the brim. [1913 Webster]

3. To set on one side in a pert or jaunty manner. [1913 Webster]

They cocked their hats in each other's faces. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

4. To turn (the eye) obliquely and partially close its lid, as an expression of derision or insinuation. [1913 Webster]

{Cocked hat}. (a) A hat with large, stiff flaps turned up to a peaked crown, thus making its form triangular; -- called also {three-cornered hat}. (b) A game similar to ninepins, except that only three pins are used, which are set up at the angles of a triangle. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Three-cornered — Three cor nered, a. 1. Having three corners, or angles; as, a three cornered hat. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) Having three prominent longitudinal angles; as, a three cornered stem. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • three-cornered — /three kawr neuhrd/, adj. 1. having three corners: a three cornered hat. 2. pertaining to or involving three persons, parties, or things: The candidates were deadlocked in a three cornered tie. [1350 1400; ME thre cornerid. See THREE, CORNERED] * …   Universalium

  • three-cornered — three cor|nered [ ,θri kɔrnərd ] adjective 1. ) with three corners: a three cornered hat 2. ) involving three people or groups: a three cornered discussion …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • three-cornered — UK [ˌθriː ˈkɔː(r)nə(r)d] / US [ˌθrɪ ˈkɔrnərd] adjective 1) with three corners a three cornered hat 2) involving three people or groups a three cornered discussion …   English dictionary

  • three-cornered — adjective 1. having three corners a three cornered hat • Similar to: ↑angular, ↑angulate 2. involving a group or set of three a three cornered race • Similar to: ↑multilateral, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • three-cornered — adj. Three cornered is used with these nouns: ↑hat …   Collocations dictionary

  • three-cor|nered — «THREE KR nuhrd», adjective. 1. having three corners; tricornered: »a three cornered hat. 2. of, having to do with, or involving three persons or parties: »a three cornered general election …   Useful english dictionary

  • cornered — [kôr′nərd] adj. having (a specified number or type of) corners [a three cornered hat] …   English World dictionary

  • hat — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. cap, headgear, bonnet; headdress; derby, bowler; turban, cloche. See clothing. pass the hat II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. headgear, cap, millinery, headpiece, helmet, chapeau, bonnet, lid*, roof*, bean… …   English dictionary for students

  • hat — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ broad brimmed, wide brimmed ▪ floppy ▪ battered ▪ pointed ▪ tall …   Collocations dictionary

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