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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cockade  \Cock*ade"\,  n.  [F.  cocarble  fr  coquard  vain,  OF 
  coquart  fr  coq  cock,  prob.  of  imitative  origin.  The 
  ornament  is  so  named  from  its  resemblance  to  the  crest  of  a 
  cock.  Cf  {Coquette}.] 
  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. 
 
  Seduced  by  military  liveries  and  cockades.  --Burke. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cockade 
  n  :  an  ornament  (such  as  a  knot  of  ribbon  or  a  rosette)  usually 
  worn  on  the  hat 




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