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cocked hat

cocked hat
A triangle formed by three position lines that do not meet at a point. The center of a cocked hat is the most likely position of the aircraft.
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Well, they tell me I am looking pretty blooming,' said the man with the cocked hat, 'and it's a wonder, too.
The man with the cocked hat breathed short, and looked long at Sam, but apparently thought it as well to say nothing, in case he should get the worst of it.
He laid aside the cocked hat and stick which he had just taken up, and said he would have one glass, for good fellowship's sake.
Tuckle, dressed out with the cocked hat and stick, danced the frog hornpipe among the shells on the table, while the gentleman in blue played an accompaniment upon an ingenious musical instrument formed of a hair-comb upon a curl-paper.
Lifting his hand to his head, the absent-minded Professor gravely felt and removed the little cocked hat, looked at it a minute, and then threw back his head and laughed like a merry bass viol.
Jo sat still, looking as if the fire had come to her, for her cheeks burned long after the cocked hat had turned to smoke and gone harmlessly up the chimney.
They wore cocked hats, lace at the chin, coats of velvet and doe skin breeches, thigh high boots and carried pistols and swords.
Once a year, all inhabitants are required to don their cocked hats and distinctive scarlet uniforms, and to parade in honor of the Crown.
Gilman's James Monroe (1883) and George Morgan's Life of James Monroe (1921), have been superseded by Arthur Styron's lively Last of the Cocked Hats (1945) and W.