from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Sports Any of various annual horseraces, especially for three-year-olds.
- n. Sports A formal race usually having an open field of contestants: a motorcycle derby.
- n. A stiff felt hat with a round crown and a narrow, curved brim.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of several annual horseraces.
- n. By extension, any organized race.
- n. A bowler hat
- n. A local derby
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A race for three-old horses, run annually at Epsom (near London), for the Derby stakes. It was instituted by the 12th Earl of Derby, in 1780.
- n. A stiff felt hat with a dome-shaped crown.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The most important annual horse-race of England, founded in 1780 by the twelfth Earl of Derby, and run at Epsom, Surrey, in the spring, generally on the Wednesday before Whitsuntide.
- n. [lowercase] A masons' two-handled float.
- n. [lowercase] A stiff felt hat with rounded crown and more or less narrow brim, worn by men, and sometimes also by women, for walking or riding.
- Same as Derbian.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a felt hat that is round and hard with a narrow brim
After Edward Stanley, 12th Earl of Derby (1752-1834), founder of the English Derby.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Epsom Derby horse race, named after Edward Smith-Stanley, 12th Earl of Derby. (Wiktionary)