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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HARD HAT

With troubled eyes he looked for his round, hard hat, and put it on his round head.

There was a rattle on his hard hat and something bounced off to splash to the ground.

I became the possessor of a hard hat that I might ape the respectables.

He was dressed as a workman, or a laborer, and he had on a hard hat.

Of hair, indeed, Mr. Chifney could only boast a rim of carroty-gray stubble under the rim of the back of his hard hat.

A short man entered; he had big shoulders and remarkable girth of chest, and he carried a black, hard hat in his hand.

As you value your comfort, dear reader, never purchase a hard hat.

And the little bow-legged one, with the hard hat two sizes too big, was Hen Tomlins who always went shopping with his wife.

WORD ORIGIN

also hardhat, hard-hat, late 14c., "helmet;" 1935, "derby hat;" meaning "safety helmet" is from 1953; used figuratively for "construction worker" from 1970.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR HARD HAT

conservative

nounperson who is cautious, moderate; an opponent of change
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