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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A stiff, broad-brimmed, low-crowned hat, turned up at the sides and projecting in front, worn by some English clergymen.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a broad-brimmed hat, turned up at the sides, and projecting in front like a shovel, -- worn by some clergy of the English Church.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A broad-brimmed hat, turned up at the sides and projecting in front, worn by clergymen of the Church of England.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a stiff broad-brimmed hat with the brim turned up at the sides and projecting in front; worn by some clergymen in Britain

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  • This headdress is considerably more hat than shovel.

    September 23, 2011