Definition of Cockade

1. Noun. An ornament (such as a knot of ribbon or a rosette) usually worn on the hat.

Generic synonyms: Decoration, Ornament, Ornamentation

Definition of Cockade

1. n. A badge, usually in the form of a rosette, or knot, and generally worn upon the hat; -- used as an indication of military or naval service, or party allegiance, and in England as a part of the livery to indicate that the wearer is the servant of a military or naval officer.

Definition of Cockade

1. Noun. A rosette worn in a hat as an office or party badge. ¹

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Definition of Cockade

1. an ornament worn on a hat [n -S] : COCKADED [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Cockade

cock of the roost
cock of the walk
cock pigeon
cock pigeons
cock pilots
cock pumps
cock rings
cock sucking
cockade (current term)
cockade reaction

Literary usage of Cockade

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A History of the People of the United States: From the Revolution to the by John Bach McMaster (1891)
"This offence now became so common that every man who wore the black cockade did so at his peril. Some were waylaid at night, some were stopped by bullies in ..."

2. The History of the United States of America by Richard Hildreth (1879)
"This was done by way of defiance and response to the tricolored cockade worn by ... Hence the origin of the term "Black cockade Federalist," which became ..."

3. The Poetry of Robert Burns by Robert Burns (1897)
"THE WHITE cockade Chorus rollicking O, he's a ranting, roving lad ! distaff; flax white-faced He is a brisk an' a bonie lad ! Betide what may, I will be wed ..."

4. Porcupine's Works: Containing Various Writings and Selections, Exhibiting a by William Cobbett (1801)
"CITIZENS, jF ROM the dawn of our revolution, the tri- coloured cockade has been the rallying point of those energetic men, whose generous efforts gave the ..."

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