Hat (?), a.





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sing. pres. of Hote to be called. Cf.

Hatte. [Obs.] "That one hat abstinence."

Piers Plowman.


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Hat (?), n. [AS. haet, haett; akin to Dan. hat, Sw. hatt, Icel. hattr a hat, hottr hood, D. hoed hat, G. hut, OHG. huot, and prob. to L. cassis helmet. . Cf.Hood.]

A covering for the head; esp., one with a crown and brim, made of various materials, and worn by men or women for protecting the head from the sun or weather, or for ornament.

Hat block, a block on which hats are formed or dressed. -- To pass around the hat, to take up a collection of voluntary contributions, which are often received in a hat. [Collog.]



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