coolie hat

coolie hat
noun Date: 1924 a conical-shaped usually straw hat worn especially to protect the head from the heat of the sun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • coolie hat — coo′lie hat n. clo a wide conical straw hat worn esp. as a shield against the sun • Etymology: 1935–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • coolie hat — a wide, conical straw hat worn esp. as a shield against the sun. [1935 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • coolie hat — noun a broad conical hat as worn by labourers in some Asian countries …   English new terms dictionary

  • coolie hat — a wide, conical straw hat worn esp. as a shield against the sun. [1935 40] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Coolie — For other uses, see Coolie (disambiguation). Coolie labourer c. 1900 in Zhenjiang, China. The bamboo pole he leans upon was used to hoist and carry the bundle at his feet with the pole over his shoulder and the bundle leaning against his back. On …   Wikipedia

  • coolie — n. (also cooly) (pl. ies) an unskilled native labourer in Eastern countries. Phrases and idioms: coolie hat a broad conical hat as worn by coolies. Etymology: perh. f. Kuli, an aboriginal tribe of Gujarat, India …   Useful english dictionary

  • hat — hatless, adj. hatlessness, n. hatlike, adj. /hat/, n., v., hatted, hatting. n. 1. a shaped covering for the head, usually with a crown and brim, esp. for wear outdoors. 2. Rom. Cath. Ch. a. the distinctive head covering of a cardinal. b. the… …   Universalium

  • Hat switch — A hat switch is a control on some joysticks. It s also known as a POV (point of view) switch. It allows one to look around in their virtual world, browse menus etc. For example, many flight simulators use it to switch the player s views… …   Wikipedia

  • hat — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. cap, headgear, bonnet; headdress; derby, bowler; turban, cloche. See clothing. pass the hat II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. headgear, cap, millinery, headpiece, helmet, chapeau, bonnet, lid*, roof*, bean… …   English dictionary for students

  • Conical straw hat — The conical hat, sedge hat, rice hat, paddy hat or coolie hat is a simple style of straw hat originating in East and Southeast Asia, particularly Vietnam, China, Japan and Korea. It has a conical shape and is kept on the head by a cloth (often… …   Wikipedia

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