Cocked-hat meaning

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A hat with the brim turned up in two or three places, especially a three-cornered hat; a tricorn.
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A three-cornered hat with a turned-up brim.
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A hat pointed in front and in back and with the crown rising to a point.
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A hat with the brim turned up to form two or three points; a bicorn or tricorn.
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(nautical) The triangular space formed by the intersection of the position lines on a chart determined by plotting three bearings; the approximate position of the ship.
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A game similar to ninepins, except that only three pins, arranged in a triangle, are used.
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knock into a cocked hat
  • To damage or spoil completely.
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