snap brim



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.

Nearby words

  1. snaky,
  2. snap,
  3. snap at,
  4. snap back,
  5. snap bean,
  6. snap course,
  7. snap fastener,
  8. snap judgment,
  9. snap link,
  10. snap one's fingers at

Origin of snap brim

First recorded in 1905–10

Related formssnap-brim, snap-brimmed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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.

    The Secret Pact|Mildred A. Wirt