Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Sports Any of various annual horseraces, especially for three-year-olds.
  • noun Sports A formal race usually having an open field of contestants.
  • noun A stiff felt hat with a round crown and a narrow, curved brim.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun [lowercase] A masons' two-handled float.
  • noun [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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun 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.
  • noun the day of the annual race for the Derby stakes, -- Wednesday of the week before Whitsuntide.
  • noun A stiff felt hat with a dome-shaped crown.

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

  • noun Any of several annual horseraces.
  • noun By extension, any organized race.
  • noun US A bowler hat
  • noun sports A local derby

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

  • noun a felt hat that is round and hard with a narrow brim

Etymologies

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

[After Edward Stanley, 12th Earl of Derby, (1752–1834), founder of the English Derby.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Epsom Derby horse race, named after Edward Smith-Stanley, 12th Earl of Derby.

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