Definition of snap-brim in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsnapˌbrim/


(Of a hat) with a brim that can be turned up and down at opposite sides.
Example sentences
  • I decided that soggy cotton was the greater of two evils, and soon I was clad in multipocketed, button-up-sleeved synthetic shirts, megapocketed vests, board-stiff cargo trousers, snap-brim hats - the works.
  • ‘A few old and long-forgotten black guys made a few bucks by putting on the required act,’ he writes, while the sharp suits and snap-brim hats they had worn with such style were notably absent.
  • His eyes stare out from under the roller-coaster contours of a snap-brim hat.

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Syllabification: snap-brim

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