porkpie hat
noun Etymology: from its shape Date: 1860 a hat with a low telescoped crown, flat top, and brim turned up all around or up in back and down in front

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • porkpie (hat) — or porkpie [pôrk′pī΄] n. a man s soft hat with a round, flat crown * * * …   Universalium

  • porkpie (hat) — or porkpie [pôrk′pī΄] n. a man s soft hat with a round, flat crown …   English World dictionary

  • porkpie (hat) — or porkpie [pôrk′pī΄] n. a man s soft hat with a round, flat crown …   English World dictionary

  • porkpie hat — noun man s hat with a low, flat crown and a snap brim • Syn: ↑porkpie • Hypernyms: ↑snap brim hat …   Useful english dictionary

  • porkpie — noun man s hat with a low, flat crown and a snap brim • Syn: ↑porkpie hat • Hypernyms: ↑snap brim hat * * * ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ noun or porkpie hat Etymology: so called from its resemblance in shape to a pork pie …   Useful english dictionary

  • porkpie — /pawrk puy , pohrk /, n. a snap brimmed hat with a round, flat crown, usually made of felt. [1725 35; PORK + PIE1] * * * ▪ clothing       round hat with a turned up brim and a flat crown. The porkpie, so called because of its shape, became… …   Universalium

  • 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

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  • porkpie — pork•pie [[t]ˈpɔrkˌpaɪ, ˈpoʊrk [/t]] n. clo a snap brimmed hat with a round, flat crown, usu. made of felt • Etymology: 1725–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • pork-pie hat — porkˈ pie hat noun A hat with a low flat circular crown, shaped somewhat like a pie • • • Main Entry: ↑pork * * * porkpie hat or pork pie hat, = porkpie (def. 1). (Cf. ↑porkpie) * * * ˌpork pie ˈhat 7 [po …   Useful english dictionary

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