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coolie hat

a wide, conical straw hat worn especially as a shield against the sun.
Origin of coolie hat
1935-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • One was a very flat cone, much like a coolie-hat and hardly larger, with a sort of power-pack of coils and batteries attached.

    Operation: Outer Space William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • The entire set-up was under six feet tall, and the coolie-hat cones were no more than eighteen inches in diameter.

    Operation: Outer Space William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • At its nose there was a second coolie-hat cone, with other coils and batteries.

    Operation: Outer Space William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Contemporary definitions for coolie-hat

a broad cone-shaped straw hat, esp. worn by Asian laborers

Word Origin

from Hind. kuli's 21st Century Lexicon
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