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ten-gallon hat

[ten-gal-uh n] /ˈtɛnˌgæl ən/
a broad-brimmed hat with a high crown, worn especially in the western and southwestern U.S.; cowboy hat.
Compare sombrero.
Origin of ten-gallon hat
1925-30; said to be < Spanish galón braid, galloon (rows of which were wrapped above the brim) Unabridged
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ten-gallon hat

(in the US and Canada) a cowboy's broad-brimmed felt hat with a very high crown
Word Origin
C20: so called because of its large size
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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