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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.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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