hard hat

\ usually -ˈhat for sense 1 and, -ˌhat for senses 1b and 2 How to pronounce hard hat (audio) \

Definition of hard hat

1a : 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

Examples of hard hat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the big programmes that let ministers dress up in a hard hat to announce are not. The Economist, "Labour and the Tories plan to borrow billions. But can they spend it?," 16 Nov. 2019 But the young continued to defy the threat of violence, organizing around places such as al-Tahrir bridge, with young men and women treating the wounded and giving out water, food, hard hats and gas masks to demonstrators facing tear gas. Mohammed Tawfeeq, CNN, "Young Iraqis and Lebanese aren't just demanding better societies. They're creating them at protest sites," 6 Nov. 2019 A day after news broke of their split, Livia shared a hilarious video of herself ducking for cover under a desk while wearing a white hard hat. Morgan M. Evans, PEOPLE.com, "Colin Firth and Wife Livia Spend New Year's Eve Together Amid Split," 1 Jan. 2020 Crane arrived back in the lobby minutes later, adorning a hard hat and construction vest while accompanying the other owners to a tour of the Texas Rangers’ new ballpark construction site. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Astros owner Jim Crane won't address MLB investigation," 20 Nov. 2019 The forklift driver, who does not speak English, quietly stood at the corner wearing a hard hat. Megan O'matz, sun-sentinel.com, "Driver killed in crash with forklift at Fort Lauderdale beach," 17 Nov. 2019 Workers in orange vests and hard hats paced the trackway, removing orange traffic cones and clearing debris. Rachel Swan, SFChronicle.com, "Muni prepares for big crowds with expanded platform near Chase Center," 6 Aug. 2019 One of the iconic symbols of the school is a miners’ hard hat. Mark Kiszla, The Denver Post, "Kiszla: In marvel of Mines engineering, 230-pound linebacker runs like Usain Bolt in 42-0 victory against Fort Lewis," 19 Oct. 2019 Wyatt Dillon, another Deerfield preschooler who was there with parents Ben and Emily Dillon, was wearing the plastic hard hat handed out by a tree care company displaying a 55-foot-tall tree-trimming apparatus. Steve Sadin, chicagotribune.com, "Deerfield welcomes fall at Harvest Fest," 30 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of hard hat

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Hard hat.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hard%20hat. Accessed 26 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of hard hat

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

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