hard hat


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hard hat

n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) a hat made of a hard material for protection, worn esp by construction workers, equestrians, etc
2. (Building) informal chiefly US and Canadian a construction worker
adj
informal chiefly US characteristic of the presumed conservative attitudes and prejudices typified by construction workers

hard′ hat`

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n.
1. a protective helmet of metal or plastic, esp. as worn by construction or factory workers.
2. a construction worker, esp. a member of a construction workers' union.
3. Informal. a working-class conservative.
[1960–65]
hard′-hat`, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hard hat - a worker skilled in building offices or dwellings etc.hard hat - a worker skilled in building offices or dwellings etc.
artisan, journeyman, artificer, craftsman - a skilled worker who practices some trade or handicraft
2.hard hat - a lightweight protective helmet (plastic or metal) worn by construction workershard hat - a lightweight protective helmet (plastic or metal) worn by construction workers
helmet - a protective headgear made of hard material to resist blows
Translations

hard hat

n (for worker) → casco; (for horse rider) → cap m inv

hard hat

n casco (protector)
References in classic literature ?
With troubled eyes he looked for his round, hard hat, and put it on his round head.
JSP's significant investments in R&D and manufacturing have yielded market-leading hard hat designs, especially the Mk8 Evolution helmet, which is the only industrial helmet in the world that meets and exceeds the stringent EN14052 standard.
He wore a three-quarter length high visibility jacket and high visibility trousers and he was carrying a white hard hat.
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If the hard hat manufacturer approves the attachment, that approval must be in writing.
The Golden Gate city, which also had the first designated hard hat area at the Golden Gate bridge, won.
This tiny hermit crab sports a miniature hard hat and poses on a toy tractor--all to compete in the Miss Crustacean Beauty Pageant in Ocean City, New Jersey.
Radhats director, Ian Redfern, says: "We wanted to change the image of the hard hat from a bland piece of safetywear to an eye-catching must-have item.
No one is allowed entry to any construction site without wearing a hard hat for the simple reason that a direct hit on the head from a falling object could be fatal.
Chelsea Ripley's hard hat design was chosen as the winner in a competition staged by the Construction Curriculum Centre.
But what this proves, once again, is the absolute necessity of wearing a hard hat, whether you're on a horse for two hours or two minutes.
The headgear is a cross between a traditional protective hard hat and a baseball cap incorporating a high-visibility finish.