fire hat


a helmet worn by a firefighter as a defense against falling materials from burning structures.

Origin of fire hat

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for fire hat

  • "Let's go home," said he, as he surrendered his axe and fire-hat to a Hook-and-Ladder man.

    Phaeton Rogers|Rossiter Johnson