Origin of hat tree
An Americanism dating back to 1810–20
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Examples from the Web for hat tree
One morning Dotty climbed the hat-tree to get away from her cousin Percy.
And first, may I go out to the mirror in the hat-tree and fix my hat on better?Selina
George Madden Martin
A hat-tree in the corner had, perched upon it, a stuffed crow, a hawk and a blue jay with bright glass eyes.When Life Was Young
C. A. Stephens
"Don't believe 'cousin Dimple' knows a hat-tree wasn't made for little girls to sit on," said Percy.
Tom went into the house after the cameras, sending his hat flying up to the hat-tree, followed by his gloves.Winona of the Camp Fire