ten-gallon hat


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ten-gal·lon hat

(tĕn′găl′ən)
n.
A cowboy hat, especially one with a high rounded crown.

[Perhaps from Spanish galón, braid, galloon (wrapped in rows above the brim), from French galon; see galloon.]
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ten-gallon hat

n
(Clothing & Fashion) (in the US and Canada) a cowboy's broad-brimmed felt hat with a very high crown
[C20: so called because of its large size]
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cow′boy hat`


n.
a broad-brimmed hat with a high crown, usu. of soft felt, as worn by cowboys and ranchers.
[1890–95]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ten-gallon hat - a hat with a wide brim and a soft crownten-gallon hat - a hat with a wide brim and a soft crown; worn by American ranch hands
chapeau, hat, lid - headdress that protects the head from bad weather; has shaped crown and usually a brim
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Translations

ten-gallon hat

[ˌtengælənˈhæt] Nsombrero m tejano
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ten-gallon hat

nCowboyhut m
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This isn't a direct Kinky Friedman quote, but it is one aphorism he likes to pull out of his ten-gallon hat before performing one of his better known songs like "They Ain't Makin' Jews Like Jesus Anymore" and "Get Your Biscuits in the Oven and Your Buns in Bed." (For those fretting, the former song ends with Friedman beating up a white supremacist in a bar, the latterwell.)
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