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opera hat

noun
1.
a man's tall, collapsible top hat, held open or in shape by springs and usually covered with a black, silky fabric.
Also called gibus.
Compare beaver1 (def 4), silk hat, top hat.
Origin of opera hat
1800-1810
1800-10
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  • Pour some water into a glass and cover it with an opera hat.

    Water Wizardry Arthur Ainslie
  • The ordinary "plug hat" was known to these people, but not an opera hat.

    The Leopard Woman Stewart Edward White
  • The incident was a relief to his feelings; he rattled his opera hat behind the animal.

    The Forsyte Saga, Complete John Galsworthy
  • He had told her that the box was hidden in an opera hat, in one corner of the room.

    The Ivory Snuff Box Arnold Fredericks
  • The latter doffed his opera hat with the most engaging smile imaginable.

    Hearts and Masks Harold MacGrath
  • When he had gone I went into my bedroom and made a pile of my opera hat.

    Once a Week Alan Alexander Milne
  • The hat—an opera hat of a kind we then carried under the arm, and not on the head—had seen many governments.

  • He was in evening dress, and an opera hat was set rakishly on the back of his head.

  • A black overcoat of some stylish cut and a silk hat or crush or opera hat is also worn.

    The Etiquette of To-day Edith B. Ordway
  • Alphonse picked up the opera hat, straightened it out and looked at it.

    Fairfax and His Pride Marie Van Vorst
British Dictionary definitions for opera hat

opera hat

noun
1.
a collapsible top hat operated by a spring Also called gibus
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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