cocked hat

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cocked hat (plural cocked hats)

  1. A hat with the brim turned up to form two or three points; a bicorn or tricorn
  2. (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
  3. A game similar to ninepins, except that only three pins, arranged in a triangle, are used.

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