Cornercap to Coronel
(Cor"ner*cap`) n. The chief ornament. [Obs.]
Thou makest the triumviry the cornercap of society.
(Cor"nered) p. a. 1 Having corners or angles.
2. In a possition of great difficulty; brought to bay.
(Cor"ner*wise`) adv. With the corner in front; diagonally; not square.
(Cor"net) n. [F. cornet, m. cornette, f. & m. dim. of corne horn, L. cornu. See Horn.]
1. (Mus.) (a) An obsolete rude reed instrument (Ger. Zinken), of the oboe family. (b) A brass instrument,
with cupped mouthpiece, and furnished with valves or pistons, now used in bands, and, in place of the
trumpet, in orchestras. See Cornet-à-piston. (c) A certain organ stop or register.
2. A cap of paper twisted at the end, used by retailers to inclose small wares. Cotgrave.
3. (Mil.) (a) A troop of cavalry; so called from its being accompanied by a cornet player. [Obs.] "A
body of five cornets of horse." Clarendon. (b) The standard of such a troop. [Obs.] (c) The lowest
grade of commissioned officer in a British cavalry troop, who carried the standard. The office was abolished
4. A headdress: (a) A square cap anciently worn as a mark of certain professions. (b) A part of a
woman's headdress, in the 16th century.
5. [Cf. Coronet.] (Far.) See Coronet, 2.
(||Cor"net-à-pis`ton) (k?r"n?t-?-p?s"t?n; F. k?r`n?`?p?s`t?n"), n.; pl. Cornets-à-piston. [F.]
(Mus.) A brass wind instrument, like the trumpet, furnished with valves moved by small pistons or sliding
rods; a cornopean; a cornet.
(Cor"net*cy) n. The commission or rank of a cornet.
(Cor"net*er) n. One who blows a cornet.
(Cor"neule) n. [F., dim. of cornée the cornea.] (Zoöl.) One of the corneas of a compound eye
in the invertebrates. Carpenter.
(Corn"field`) n. A field where corn is or has been growing; in England, a field of wheat, rye,
barley, or oats; in America, a field of Indian corn.
(Corn"floor`) n. A thrashing floor. Hos. ix. 1.
(Corn"flow`er) n. (Bot.) A conspicuous wild flower (Centaurea Cyanus), growing in grainfields.
(Cor"nic) a. Pertaining to, derived from, or resembling, the dogwood
Cornice ring, the ring on a cannon next behind the muzzle ring.
(Cor"nice) n. [F. corniche, It. cornice, LL. coronix, cornix, fr. L. coronis a curved line, a
flourish with the pen at the end of a book or chapter, Gr. akin to L. corona crown. sEE Crown, and cf.
Coronis.] (Arch.) Any horizontal, molded or otherwise decorated projection which crowns or finishes
the part to which it is affixed; as, the cornice of an order, pedestal, door, window, or house. Gwilt.
(Cor"niced) a. Having a cornice.