shovel hat

  1. a hat with a broad brim turned up at the sides and projecting with a shovellike curve in front and behind; worn by some ecclesiastics, chiefly in England.
Related formsshov·el-hat·ted, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of shovel hat

  • The son having a shovel-hat, of course the Father could not be left behind.

  • The shadow of the shovel-hat at that very instant fell on a moonlit tomb.


    Charlotte Bront

  • In the background you notice a priest with a shovel-hat, sitting sideways on a donkey.

    Frank's Campaign

    Horatio Alger, Jr.

  • A picturesque grey-headed and grey-bearded old Jew, in a shovel-hat and gaberdine.'

    Our Mutual Friend

    Charles Dickens

  • And taking his shovel-hat that was lying on the floor, and concealing the sword under his robes, he passed out of the door.

    The Grandee

    Armando Palacio Valds

British Dictionary definitions for shovel hat

shovel hat

  1. a black felt hat worn by some clergymen, with a brim rolled up to resemble a shovel in shape
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