snap brim

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noun

a hat brim that can be turned up or down.
Also called snap-brim hat. a man's fedora, usually of felt and often worn with the brim turned up in back and down in front.

Origin of snap brim

First recorded in 1905–10
Related formssnap-brim, snap-brimmed, adjective
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Examples from the Web for snap brim

  • Dickson shrugged and pushed his snap-brim hat back with a blunt forefinger.

  • His face, beneath a snap-brim hat which dripped rain, appeared shadowy and unfriendly.

  • The door swung open and out leaped a lean young man in a well-tailored blue suit and snap-brim hat.

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