Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
from 1976 supplement
COCKIT HAT, n.comb. A name given to a three-cornered curling stone of a type in use in the 18th c., so called from its shape. Hist.
Sc. c.1770 J. Cairnie Curling (1833) 3:
Some of them of a triangular form, one of which we ourselves well remember 'yçlept the cocked hat, truly formidable on the ice. Sc. 1883 J. Kerr Curling (1890) 41:
Each one had its title, as ‘The Horse’; One was ‘The Cockit-hat’ and one ‘The Hen’. Sc. 1947 Scots Mag. (April) 68:
This type of stone, which superseded the triangular “cocked hat”.
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