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noun
a man's tall, collapsible top hat, held open or in shape by springs and usually covered with a black, silky fabric.
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Also called gibus .

Origin of opera hat

First recorded in 1800–10
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opera hat

noun
a collapsible top hat operated by a springAlso called: gibus
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