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bowler hat (ˈbəʊlə hæt) 

Definitions

noun

  1. (British) a stiff felt hat with a rounded crown and narrow curved brim

bowler2 (ˈbəʊlə Pronunciation for bowler2 or bowler hat (ˈbəʊlə hæt) 

Definitions

noun

  1. a stiff felt hat with a rounded crown and narrow curved brim US and Canadian name: derby

Word Origin

C19: named after John Bowler, 19th-century London hatter

Example Sentences Including 'bowler hat'

All we need is David to play Oddjob and decapitate someone with a bowler hat.
Boris Johnson LEND ME YOUR EARS (2003)
And in one stateroom, a perfectly preserved bowler hat.
Edmonton Sun (2003)
He looked small in the middle of the road in his black overcoat and bowler hat.
Thomas, Rosie The White Dove
I think one of the reasons for that is the absence of the bowler hat and briefcase.
NME (New Musical Express) (2004)
Mr Bryant liked to walk through the town in his bowler hat.
Philip Marsden THE MAIN CAGES (2002)
She would be a Cabaret chick -- `You know, like Sally Bowles, with the bowler hat , the fishnet stockings, the garter belt, the boots.
Misc (1999)
The two other models are a reinforced baseball cap and a stronger version of the traditional bowler hat worn by women officers.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
Well, his style isn't exactly pinstripes and bowler hat.
Anita Anderson SOMEBODY (2002)

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