ten-gallon hat

[ ten-gal-uhn ]
/ ˈtɛnˌgæl ən /

noun

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

QUIZZES

BEAT THE DOLDRUMS WITH THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

We know you’ll tackle this quiz totis viribus! See how many words from the week of Oct 12–18, 2020 you get right!
Question 1 of 7
What does “Indigenous” mean?
Compare sombrero.

Origin of ten-gallon hat

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

Words nearby ten-gallon hat

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012