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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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

hard′ hat`

or hard′hat`,



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.
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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
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Translations

hard hat

n (for worker) → casco; (for horse rider) → cap m inv
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

hard hat

n casco (protector)
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References in classic literature ?
With troubled eyes he looked for his round, hard hat, and put it on his round head.
"The changeover to hard hats from baseball caps, or nothing, in the industry was a big change," said Ryan Wistrand, a carpenter and foreman for Bremik.
This is why the use of hard hats is mandated as these can help protect workers from serious injury in the workplace.
As a result, individuals have been spotted sporting hard hats, plastic cartons and other paraphernalia which resemble helmets but don't quite serve the same purpose.
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) said its research also revealed that many schoolchildren believed engineers have glasses, beards and short brown hair, and wear hard hats, protective eyewear and high-visibility jackets.
"What's more concerning is that the practice has not been stopped with immediate effect and proper hard hats have not been issued to those female wardens still wearing the soft hats.
"My jobs plan starts with investing in infrastructure," Clinton said on Sunday at the launch of "Hard Hats for Hillary" in Boston, "not just because infrastructure jobs are good-paying jobs, though they are, and not just because we desperately need to invest in building our future again, which we do, but because investing in infrastructure makes our economy more productive and competitive across the board."
Engineered to provide 24% more back-of-head coverage than standard Type I hard hats, the new North Force hard hat protects workers from potentially catastrophic head injuries due to slips and falls.
MUNSTER lock Donncha O'Callaghan has warned his colleagues to bring their hard hats to the team meeting today.
Taylor Wimpey donated 30 child-size high visibility jackets and hard hats for role play in the construction site area.
* Nobody is a fan of hard hats. They're just not very comfortable, and they tend to fall off unless you're standing completely upright.