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cowboy hat

noun
1.
a broad-brimmed hat with a high crown, usually of soft felt, as worn by cowboys and ranchers.
Origin of cowboy hat
1890-1895
First recorded in 1890-95
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  • Can you not see her in a cowboy hat with a brace of revolvers at her belt?

  • Genevieve put on the cowboy hat that she had borrowed at the ranch, and sprang up to join him.

    Out of the Depths

    Robert Ames Bennet
  • Fondly he twined his arms about the long, thin neck of Dexter, who tossed his head and knocked off the cowboy hat.

    Merton of the Movies Harry Leon Wilson
  • At that moment a pretty young girl in khaki and a cowboy hat made her appearance astride a frisky little mustang.

    The Sunbridge Girls at Six Star Ranch

    Eleanor H. (Eleanor Hodgman) Porter
  • He was clad in khaki and leather leggins, and carried his cowboy hat in his hand.

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