Cocked-hat



noun
1.
a man’s hat, worn especially in the 18th century, having a wide, stiff brim turned up on two or three sides toward a peaked crown.
Compare , (def 2).
Idioms
2.
knock into a cocked hat, Informal. to destroy completely; render unachievable.
noun
1.
a hat with opposing brims turned up and caught together in order to give two points (bicorn) or three points (tricorn)
2.
(slang) knock into a cocked hat, to outdo or defeat

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