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.

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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