ten-gallon hat


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ten-gal·lon hat

(tĕn′găl′ən)
n.
A cowboy hat, especially one with a high rounded crown.

[Perhaps from Spanish galón, braid, galloon (wrapped in rows above the brim), from French galon; see galloon.]

ten-gallon hat

n
(Clothing & Fashion) (in the US and Canada) a cowboy's broad-brimmed felt hat with a very high crown
[C20: so called because of its large size]

cow′boy hat`


n.
a broad-brimmed hat with a high crown, usu. of soft felt, as worn by cowboys and ranchers.
[1890–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ten-gallon hat - a hat with a wide brim and a soft crownten-gallon hat - a hat with a wide brim and a soft crown; worn by American ranch hands
chapeau, hat, lid - headdress that protects the head from bad weather; has shaped crown and usually a brim
Translations

ten-gallon hat

[ˌtengælənˈhæt] Nsombrero m tejano

ten-gallon hat

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