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or 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.
2. Slang
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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He wondered why a hardhat couldn't do the same thing.
The 8-series compressors are recognized for raising the design standards when it comes to size, weight, efficiency and performance, partly by incorporating the latest tough and aesthetically pleasing HardHat canopy.
Atlas Copco Construction Equipment's two new light towers--the HiLight V4 and the LED HiLight V5+--are lightweight, compact and feature Atlas Copco's exclusive HardHat canopy for extreme durability in rugged applications, such as plant maintenance, construction and roadbuilding.
The XAS 185 features Atlas Copco's HardHat canopy that is made from highly durable, weather-resistant polyethylene.
For sure, the network is deep in hardhat territory for the foreseeable future.
A big smile for the camera from Sam Tulley modelling his hardhat 240414NURSERY PETER REIMANN
The court concluded that nine of the 12 items in controversy fell within the definition of clothing: flame-retardant jacket, pants and hood; hardhat, snood, work gloves, leggings, metatarsal boots and wristlets.
But the image of a prowar worker in a hardhat punching a privileged protester is enshrined in our cultural memory.
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Although I accept that "clothes maketh the man" may not be fashionable today, surely there is little doubt that a four-star general in his fatigues, a judge without a wig, a headmaster in jeans, a politician in a hardhat and a fluorescent jacket, Jeremy Paxman without a tie, Chris Patten with his hands in his pockets, tends to diminish their credibility and enhance our mistrust.
Note the presence of someone whom I believe maybe a priest in the foreground centre, dressed in black wearing the construction hardhat. I wonder if any of Birmingham Mail's readers who are in their senior years can put a name to any of these men's faces?
Virtually every passer-by - on foot or behind the wheel - giggles upon encountering the Flag Man, wearing a "Safe Highways" sign around its neck, yellow hardhat and overalls, and a red-white reflector vest.