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campaign hat

noun
1.
a felt hat with a broad, stiff brim and four dents in the crown, formerly worn by personnel in the U.S. Army and Marine Corps.
2.
a hat resembling this, worn as part of a uniform by forest rangers, state troopers, boy scouts, and other groups.
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  • The colonel slapped his campaign hat on his leg and laughed.

    A Certain Rich Man

    William Allen White
  • Then he took up his campaign hat and walked towards the door.

    The Littlest Rebel Edward Peple
  • “Well, I was,” said Gray, pulling his drab 85 campaign hat down over his eyes to shut out the glare of the westering sun.

  • From his campaign hat to his polished puttees, he was new, new like the lately minted coin that has not long circulated.

    The Code of the Mountains Charles Neville Buck
  • Kneeling beside the spring he took off his campaign hat of felt and dipped it full of clear, cold water.

    The Littlest Rebel Edward Peple
  • He looked anything but a brute in his olive-drab uniform, campaign hat and shining sword.

    Mortmain Arthur Cheny Train
  • Getting this on and replacing his campaign hat, Hal started briskly toward officers' quarters.

  • Bringing his hand smartly to the brim of his campaign hat, Sergeant Overton was off with the orders.

  • Toward this end his first step was to lose his campaign hat, which he recognized was too obviously the hat of an English officer.

    Real Soldiers of Fortune Richard Harding Davis
  • His large, light gray, campaign hat was pulled down well over his eyes and a short cob pipe was clinched between his teeth.

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