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shovel hat

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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shovel-hatted, adjective Unabridged
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  • He had apparently just come in, for he had his shovel hat in his hand.

  • He wore the long robes and shovel hat of a Roman Catholic priest.

    A Monk of Cruta E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • The lawyer, shocked out of his dreaming, looked up and recognized the singular figure of the little man in the shovel hat.

    Max Fargus Owen Johnson
  • There he was, the authentic uncle: gaiters, apron, shovel hat.

    In the Mountains Elizabeth von Arnim
  • The chaplain gave such a start as made him drop his shovel hat.

    A Lady of Quality Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Anne held out her hand, and courtesied in response to the bow and wave of the shovel hat.

    A Reputed Changeling Charlotte M. Yonge
  • Even a bishop might give it an occasional inspection, without derogation from the decorum of his shovel hat and gaiters.

  • The like of me to preach to a parson, all regular done up, bands and cassock and shovel hat and all!

    The Maidens' Lodge Emily Sarah Holt
  • But she did not smile when the shovel hat was removed, together with the wig and the glasses.

    The Slave of Silence Fred M. White
  • Here we first beheld a number of priests garbed in cassock and shovel hat, a costume now forbidden by the laws.

    On the Mexican Highlands William Seymour Edwards
British Dictionary definitions for shovel hat

shovel hat

a black felt hat worn by some clergymen, with a brim rolled up to resemble a shovel in shape
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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