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fire hat

  1. a helmet worn by a firefighter as a defense against falling materials from burning structures.
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Origin of fire hat

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples

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

    Phaeton Rogers

    Rossiter Johnson