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 for Cocked hat
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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              Our Lightfoot barks, and cocks his ears. --Gay.
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              Dick would cock his nose in scorn.    --Swift.
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     2. To shape, as a hat, by turning up the brim.
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     3. To set on one side in a pert or jaunty manner.
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              They cocked their hats in each other's faces.
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     4. To turn (the eye) obliquely and partially close its lid,
        as an expression of derision or insinuation.
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     Cocked hat.
        (a) A hat with large, stiff flaps turned up to a peaked
            crown, thus making its form triangular; -- called also
            three-cornered hat.
        (b) A game similar to ninepins, except that only three
            pins are used, which are set up at the angles of a
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  cocked hat
      n 1: hat with opposing brims turned up and caught together to
           form points

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