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(n.) The lowest grade of commissioned officer in a British cavalry troop, who carried the standard. The office was abolished in 1871.


(n.) The standard of such a troop.


(n.) See Coronet, 2.


(n.) A cap of paper twisted at the end, used by retailers to inclose small wares.


(n.) 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-a-piston.


(n.) An obsolete rude reed instrument (Ger. Zinken), of the oboe family.


(n.) A square cap anciently worn as a mark of certain professions.


(n.) A troop of cavalry; - so called from its being accompanied by a cornet player.


(n.) A headdress


(n.) A certain organ stop or register.


(n.) A part of a woman's headdress, in the 16th century.

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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Cornet'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. 1828.

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