hard hat

noun \ usually -ˈhat for sense 1 and , -ˌhat for senses 1b and 2 \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of hard hat

1 a : a protective hat made of rigid material (such as metal or fiberglass) and worn especially by construction workers
b : a construction worker
2 : a conservative who is intolerant of opposing views

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First Known Use of hard hat

15th century


HARD HAT Defined for English Language Learners

hard hat

noun

Definition of hard hat for English Language Learners

  • : a hat that is worn by workers at a building site to protect their heads from falling objects


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