ten-gallon hat

[ ten-gal-uh n ]
/ ˈtɛnˌgæl ən /

noun

a broad-brimmed hat with a high crown, worn especially in the western and southwestern U.S.; cowboy hat.

Nearby words

  1. ten, council of,
  2. ten-,
  3. ten-acre block,
  4. ten-cent store,
  5. ten-four,
  6. ten-speed,
  7. ten-spot,
  8. ten-strike,
  9. ten-twenty,
  10. ten-weeks stock

Compare sombrero.

Origin of ten-gallon hat

1925–30; said to be < Spanish galón braid, galloon (rows of which were wrapped above the brim)

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British Dictionary definitions for ten-gallon hat

ten-gallon hat

noun

(in the US and Canada) a cowboy's broad-brimmed felt hat with a very high crown

Word Origin for ten-gallon hat

C20: so called because of its large size

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