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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
1800-1810
1800-10
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British Dictionary definitions for opera-hat

opera hat

noun
1.
a collapsible top hat operated by a spring Also called gibus
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