Definition of shovel hat in English:

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shovel hat

noun

A black felt hat with a low round crown and a broad brim turned up at the sides, formerly worn especially by clergymen.
Example sentences
  • On the other side of the second square he found a policeman, and said: ‘This is urgent, constable; have you seen two clergymen in shovel hats?’
  • Designer Frida Parmeggiani's men's robes have the squared-off shoulders and the high shovel hats of Japan's Noh theater, and Wilson works hard on his characters to produce the bent-back hand postures of that theatrical style as well.
  • The last visitor gone, the Pope donned his scarlet shovel hat, threw a black cloak over his white soutane, assembled a dozen members of his court.

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