alpine hat

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Definition of alpine hat

: a felt or wool hat of a kind associated with Alpine regions that typically has a crown which is slanted and often somewhat pointed towards the back and a rather narrow brim which is rolled in the back and flat in the front … a true alpine hat that is part of the traditional dress of Austrian men and women.— Nina S. Hyde, Washington Post, 3 May 1980 … a classic green felt Alpine hat with a plume and pins from worldly travel. — Robin Brown, New Journal (Wilmington, Delaware), 22 Sept. 2008

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1832, in the meaning defined above

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“Alpine hat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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