silk hat


noun

a tall, cylindrical, black hat covered with silk plush, worn by men for formal dress.Compare beaver1(def 4), opera hat, top hat.

Origin of silk hat

First recorded in 1825–35

OTHER WORDS FROM silk hat

silk-hat·ted, adjective
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Examples from the Web for silk hat

  • He answered: Therefore I will not attend the meeting; flock-coat and silk-hat are the thing I dislike.

  • But he wore that strange combination—not so strange west of the Mississippi—a sack-coat and a silk-hat at the same time.

    The Candidate|Joseph Alexander Altsheler

British Dictionary definitions for silk hat

silk hat

noun

a man's top hat covered with silk
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