coolie hat

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noun

a wide, conical straw hat worn especially as a shield against the sun.

Nearby words

  1. coolgardie safe,
  2. coolidge,
  3. coolidge tube,
  4. coolidge, calvin,
  5. coolie,
  6. cooling board,
  7. cooling degree-day,
  8. cooling tower,
  9. cooling-off period,
  10. coolly

Origin of coolie hat

First recorded in 1935–40

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Examples from the Web for coolie hat

  • The entire set-up was under six feet tall, and the coolie-hat cones were no more than eighteen inches in diameter.

    Operation: Outer Space|William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • One was a very flat cone, much like a coolie-hat and hardly larger, with a sort of power-pack of coils and batteries attached.

    Operation: Outer Space|William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • At its nose there was a second coolie-hat cone, with other coils and batteries.

    Operation: Outer Space|William Fitzgerald Jenkins