- a hat with a flat round crown and fairly broad brim that is rolled upwards
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Examples from the Web for sailor hat
At Fluëlen, too, she bought a bunch of edelweiss from a Swiss doll with goitre, and stuck it into the bow on her sailor-hat.The Letters of her Mother to Elizabeth
W. R. H. (William Rutherford Hayes) Trowbridge
The woman with the angular features presented in No. 32 should not wear a sailor-hat or any hat with a perfectly straight rim.
The sailor-hat or any style bordering on it should be selected with utmost discrimination.