hard hat

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noun \usually -ˈhat for sense 1 and -ˌhat for senses 1b and 2\

Definition of hard hat

  1. 1a :  a protective hat made of rigid material (as metal or fiberglass) and worn especially by construction workersb :  a construction worker

  2. 2 :  a conservative who is intolerant of opposing views

15th Century

First Known Use of hard hat

15th century


HARD HAT Defined for English Language Learners

hard hat

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noun \usually -ˈhat for sense 1 and -ˌhat for senses 1b and 2\

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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