hard hat

noun
\ 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 Workers at the site kept equipment under cover and discouraged onlookers, but a Tesla logo could be seen on a worker’s hard hat and public documents helped confirm the company’s role. Naureen S. Malik, Fortune, "Could a mega Tesla battery save the creaky Texas power grid? Elon Musk thinks so," 9 Mar. 2021 Workers at the site kept equipment under cover and discouraged onlookers, but a Tesla logo could be seen on a worker’s hard hat, and public documents helped confirm the company’s role. Bloomberg Wire, Dallas News, "Tesla is plugging a secret mega-battery into the Texas grid," 9 Mar. 2021 Workers at the site kept equipment under cover and discouraged onlookers, but a Tesla logo could be seen on a worker’s hard hat and public documents helped confirm the company’s role . . . Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, "The Return of GameStop," 9 Mar. 2021 Using video analytics at the edge to decipher if someone's wearing a hard hat or not. Patrick Moorhead, Forbes, "The “Edge-To- Cloud” Race Heats Up With IBM Cloud Satellite," 9 Mar. 2021 Beneath a bright red hard hat, Crum stuck a shovel into the dirt to signal the ceremonial start of construction. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, "Denny Crum celebrates groundbreaking career with new campus dorm on 84th birthday," 3 Mar. 2021 Ryan Turner stood high on the ocean bluff, his hard hat and construction vest firmly fastened, and eyed a 150-foot gap in Highway 1 where the road had tumbled into the sea. Kurtis Alexander, San Francisco Chronicle, "Highway 1 through Big Sur will be repaired. How long that takes is unclear," 10 Feb. 2021 The trainer, Bill Tessendorf, doubled as an architect and often walked around with a hard hat and tool belt. Mike Preston, baltimoresun.com, "Mike Preston: Ravens' stability upholds Baltimore’s winning football tradition | COMMENTARY," 7 Nov. 2020 Akasofu was standing there in a hard hat, in a line with other university bigwigs. Ned Rozell, Anchorage Daily News, "Over 6 decades in Alaska, this contrarian geophysicist has left an indelible mark on aurora studies and Arctic research," 28 Nov. 2020

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hard%20hat. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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hard hat

noun

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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