ten gallon hat

ten-gallon hat

a broad-brimmed hat with a high crown, worn especially in the western and southwestern U.S.; cowboy hat.
Compare sombrero.

1925–30; said to be < Spanish galón braid, galloon (rows of which were wrapped above the brim)

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ten-gallon hat
(in the US and Canada) a cowboy's broad-brimmed felt hat with a very high crown
[C20: so called because of its large size]

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