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Cocked-hat Club

(The). A club of the Society of Antiquaries. A cocked hat was always placed before the president when the club met.

There was another club so called in which the members, during club sittings, wore cocked hats.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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