Definitions

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  • noun Australia A brand of Australian hat, similar to a fedora, made from rabbit fur and traditionally worn by Australian stockmen.

Etymologies

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Believed to be from an Australian Aboriginal word for a head covering.

Examples

  • The road was still descending, and I pulled down the rim of my Akubra hat as the sun was in my eyes.

    Miles to Go

  • When I was ready, I put on my Akubra hat and carried my pack out to the front room.

    Miles to Go

  • The road was still descending, and I pulled down the rim of my Akubra hat as the sun was in my eyes.

    Miles to Go

  • The rest are identical tour buses, taxis, hire cars, and shiny new Land Cruisers piloted inexpertly through the always flat streets of the desert city by clean-faced men in safari suits and Akubra hats.

    Kangaroo Dreaming

  • When I was ready, I put on my Akubra hat and carried my pack out to the front room.

    Miles to Go

  • Back at Leatherarse Gully, in a part of the Whipstick which had escaped the recent fire, we drank iced tea and swam gratefully in the soupy brown waters of the Wolseley dam, clad only in Akubra hats.

    Wildwood

  • Dressed in shorts, shirts and Akubra hats, they pose under a river red gum admiring a work of art they have assembled in the sand: a giant clitoris composed of river-bed rocks wrapped in pink cotton, an Antipodean riposte to the priapic Cerne Abbas Giant.

    Wildwood

  • You could start downmarket, with a leather cap: ... or try an Akubra, Brit style:

    [hats] don't leave home without one

  • Back at Leatherarse Gully, in a part of the Whipstick which had escaped the recent fire, we drank iced tea and swam gratefully in the soupy brown waters of the Wolseley dam, clad only in Akubra hats.

    Wildwood

  • Dressed in shorts, shirts and Akubra hats, they pose under a river red gum admiring a work of art they have assembled in the sand: a giant clitoris composed of river-bed rocks wrapped in pink cotton, an Antipodean riposte to the priapic Cerne Abbas Giant.

    Wildwood

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