from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A cowboy hat, especially one with a high rounded crown.
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- noun A large
cowboy hat, not holding ten gallons like the name would suggest but usually around three quarts.
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- noun a hat with a wide brim and a soft crown; worn by American ranch hands
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Perhaps from Spanish galón, braid, galloon (wrapped in rows above the brim), from French galon; see galloon.]
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Not certain. An earlier form without the number, gallon hat, comes by folk etymology from the Spanish galón ('braid'). It may also be a hyperbolic reference to the size of the hat, or a combination of the two.
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