cocked hat

cocked hat
cocked hat
n.
1. a three-cornered hat with a turned-up brim
2. a hat pointed in front and in back and with the crown rising to a point
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knock into a cocked hat
Slang to damage or spoil completely

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  • cocked hat — cocked hats 1) N COUNT A cocked hat is a hat with three corners that used to be worn with some uniforms. 2) PHRASE: V inflects If you say that one thing knocks another thing into a cocked hat, you mean that it is much better or much more… …   English dictionary

  • cocked hat — n BrE 1.) knock/beat sb/sth into a cocked hat to be a lot better than someone or something else ▪ My mother is such a good cook she knocks everybody else into a cocked hat. 2.) a hat with the edges turned up on three sides, worn in the past …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cocked hat — cocked′ hat′ n. clo a man s hat, worn esp. in the 18th century, having a wide, stiff brim turned up on two or three sides toward a peaked crown Compare bicorne 1),tricorne • Etymology: 1665–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • Cocked hat — The cocked hat is a style of formal headgear, or hat, worn by certain civilian, military and naval officials from the mid 19th Century until the beginning of World War II.Evolved from the bicorne, the cocked hat is pinned up at two sides to form… …   Wikipedia

  • cocked hat — UK [ˌkɒkt ˈhæt] / US [ˌkɑkt ˈhæt] noun [countable] Word forms cocked hat : singular cocked hat plural cocked hats a hat with three sides and a brim (= bottom part) that is turned straight up, worn in the 18th century • knock someone/something… …   English dictionary

  • Cocked 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cocked hat — noun (C) 1 knock/beat sb/sth into a cocked hat to be a lot better than someone or something else: My mother is such a good cook she knocks everybody else into a cocked hat. 2 a hat with the edges turned up on three sides, worn in the past …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • cocked hat — noun a brimless triangular hat pointed at the front, back, and top. ↘historical a hat with a wide brim permanently turned up towards the crown. Phrases knock something into a cocked hat utterly defeat or outdo something …   English new terms dictionary

  • cocked hat — /kɒkt ˈhæt/ (say kokt hat) noun 1. a hat having the brim turned up on two or three sides, common in the 18th century. –phrase 2. knock into a cocked hat, to damage or destroy completely; outdo, overcome, or defeat utterly …  

  • cocked hat — 1. a man s hat, worn esp. in the 18th century, having a wide, stiff brim turned up on two or three sides toward a peaked crown. Cf. bicorne, tricorne. 2. knock into a cocked hat, Informal. to destroy completely; render unachievable. [1665 75;… …   Universalium

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