a tall, cylindrical, black hat covered with silk plush, worn by men for formal dress.
- silk-hatted, adjective
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How to use silk hat in a sentence
A friend ran down the pier, dived overboard and pulled him out; but the silk hat floated off with the tide.
Today, three years later, the old gentleman is berating his friend because the silk hat was lost.
He was perfectly groomed, clad in evening-dress, and with his gloves and his silk hat in his hand.Love's Pilgrimage | Upton Sinclair
He wore a tall silk hat, with an ancient straight brim, and a black frock coat and a terribly solemn expression.Gardens of the Caribbees, v. 1/2 | Ida May Hill Starr
At once I noticed that a new man had appeared among them—a red-faced, stocky man wearing a frock-coat and a shiny silk hat.In Search of the Unknown | Robert W. Chambers
British Dictionary definitions for silk hat
a man's top hat covered with silk
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