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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)
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in classic literature ?
With troubled eyes he looked for his round, hard hat, and put it on his round head.
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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.
It is virtually impossible to get a seat anywhere down Lord Street because from noon onwards every available space is taken up by someone in a hi-vis jacket and hard hat.
Enter stage right, sales manager Karen English, with hard hat and laptop.
"I wear the same coloured hard hat as all the guys here," Kennedy, terminal service manager says.
Caption: Wilder Balter Partners held a "Hard Hat Tour" and Barbeque to celebrate the near completion of the first of three buildings at $45 million Woodcrest Village Condiminiums, the newest affordable senior housing community in Mount Kisco, NY.
Others made speeches, a brief account of the building and its organ was given, but the main meat was the chance to hear Thomas Trotter (splendid in his hard hat, a reminder of the Valkyrie helmet he once wore at Symphony Hall) in a recital which reminded us just how fine an instrument this is.
A builder has swapped his hard hat for a hard drive at college.
Bill Clayson had ditched his Kevlar helmet for a white hard hat and was surrounded by about two dozen soldiers from the 4th Infantry Division.
The first example could have easily been just another picture of a man in a hard hat working on some power lines.