Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A hat with a very broad brim, especially the form of hat worn by members of the Society of Friends.
  • noun Hence A member of that society; a Quaker.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A hat with a very broad brim, like those worn by men of the society of Friends.
  • noun Sportive A member of the society of Friends; a Quaker.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A hat with a very broad brim.
  • noun humorous, dated A Quaker.

Etymologies

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broad +‎ brim

Examples

  • Aware that some athletes might want to cash in even before the cereal-endorsement folks showed up, USOC handlers pleaded with the American athletes not to sell or trade their official uniforms (comprising nearly 50 articles of clothing, from broadbrim felt hats to leather flight jackets) - at least until after the closing ceremonies.

    New Age Games

  • In the daylit corridor he talked with voluble pains of zeal, in duty bound, most fair, most kind, most honest broadbrim. —

    Ulysses

  • But on his rapid way he had found time to fling his hazel stick into a corner, his rough broadbrim upon the table, and these few emphatic words at his nephew:

    Journey to the Interior of the Earth

  • Arrived at the village, we encountered one little procession after another of broadbrim straws and Shaker bonnets turning out of the several houses as we drove past.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 12, No. 31, October, 1873

  • And hanging the antique broadbrim on a bust of Plato, Jo read her letters.

    Little Women

  • In the daylit corridor he talked with voluble pains of zeal, in duty bound, most fair, most kind, most honest broadbrim.

    Ulysses

  • Father Bourassa fanned himself with the black broadbrim hat he wore, and looked benignly but quizzically on the wiry, sharp-faced Irishman.

    Northern Lights, Complete

  • Father Bourassa fanned himself with the black broadbrim hat he wore, and looked benignly but quizzically on the wiry, sharp-faced Irishman.

    Northern Lights, Volume 4.

  • Father Bourassa fanned himself with the black broadbrim hat he wore, and looked benignly but quizzically on the wiry, sharp-faced Irishman.

    The Project Gutenberg Complete Works of Gilbert Parker

  • Father Bourassa fanned himself with the black broadbrim hat he wore, and looked benignly but quizzically on the wiry, sharp-faced Irishman.

    Northern Lights

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