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hard·hator hard-hat (härd′hăt′)
a. A lightweight protective helmet, usually of metal or reinforced plastic, worn by workers in industrial settings.
b. Informal A construction worker.
a. An ultraconservative.
b. An extremely patriotic person with a conventional, usually unquestioning sense of morality.
1. Relating to heavy industry, construction, or demolition.
2. Informal Of, relating to, or characterized by extreme conservatism.
3. Slang Extremely patriotic.
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