opera hat


noun

a man's tall, collapsible top hat, held open or in shape by springs and usually covered with a black, silky fabric.Also called gibus.Compare beaver1(def 4), silk hat, top hat.

Nearby words

  1. opera,
  2. opera buffa,
  3. opera cloak,
  4. opera glass,
  5. opera glasses,
  6. opera house,
  7. opera seria,
  8. opera window,
  9. operable,
  10. operagoer

Origin of opera hat

First recorded in 1800–10

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British Dictionary definitions for opera hat

opera hat

noun

a collapsible top hat operated by a springAlso called: gibus
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