silk hat

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  1. a tall, cylindrical, black hat covered with silk plush, worn by men for formal dress.

Origin of silk hat

First recorded in 1825–35

Other words from silk hat

  • silk-hatted, adjective

Words Nearby silk hat Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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.

    If the Economy Improves | David Frum | February 15, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • Today, three years later, the old gentleman is berating his friend because the silk hat was lost.

    If the Economy Improves | David Frum | February 15, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • 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.

  • 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
  • To look up at the young giant, the stranger tipped back his head, until his shining silk hat was in danger of falling in the dirt.

    The Shepherd of the Hills | Harold Bell Wright
  • You can put a Derby in a corner of a trunk but a silk hat would be ruined.

    The Complete Bachelor | Walter Germain

British Dictionary definitions for silk hat

silk hat

  1. a man's top hat covered with silk

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