- a hat with a broad brim turned up at the sides and projecting with a shovellike curve in front and behind; worn by some ecclesiastics, chiefly in England.
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Examples from the Web for shovel hat
The son having a shovel-hat, of course the Father could not be left behind.Letters of Edward FitzGerald
The shadow of the shovel-hat at that very instant fell on a moonlit tomb.Shirley
In the background you notice a priest with a shovel-hat, sitting sideways on a donkey.Frank's Campaign
Horatio Alger, Jr.
A picturesque grey-headed and grey-bearded old Jew, in a shovel-hat and gaberdine.'Our Mutual Friend
And taking his shovel-hat that was lying on the floor, and concealing the sword under his robes, he passed out of the door.The Grandee
Armando Palacio Valds
- a black felt hat worn by some clergymen, with a brim rolled up to resemble a shovel in shape
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