ten-gallon hat

(galón 'type of ribbon' < French galon < Old French galonner 'to adorn the head with ribbons')
   According to Watts, the typical western hat, with a high crown and a wide brim. It is not named for its capacity, but for the braided decorations or galones that adorn it. The number 'ten' was added later by English speakers who mistook the meaning of the Spanish word. The DRAE references galón as a thin, strong, braided decoration used on clothing and other items. Islas references galoneado as a hat decorated with galones and worn by a charro.

Cowboy Talk. A Dictionary of Spanish Terms. . 2013.

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  • ten-gallon hat — ☆ ten gallon hat [ten′gal′ən ] n. a wide brimmed felt hat with a high, round crown, originally worn by American cowboys …   English World dictionary

  • ten-gallon hat — n a tall hat made of soft material with a wide ↑brim, worn especially by ↑cowboys …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ten-gallon hat — noun count a tall hat with a wide BRIM sometimes worn in the western U.S …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • ten-gallon hat — ► NOUN ▪ a large, broad brimmed hat, traditionally worn by cowboys …   English terms dictionary

  • ten-gallon hat — noun a hat with a wide brim and a soft crown; worn by American ranch hands (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑cowboy hat • Hypernyms: ↑hat, ↑chapeau, ↑lid * * * noun, pl ⋯ hats [count] US : ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • ten-gallon hat — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms ten gallon hat : singular ten gallon hat plural ten gallon hats a tall hat with a wide brim sometimes worn in the western US …   English dictionary

  • ten-gallon hat — /ˌtɛn gælən ˈhæt/ (say .ten galuhn hat) noun a cowboy s broad brimmed hat with a high, soft crown. {originally gallon hat, from Spanish galón braid; humorous play on gallon as a measure} …   Australian English dictionary

  • ten gallon hat — {n.}, {informal} A tall felt hat with a wide, rolled brim worn by men in the western part of the U.S. * /Men from the southwest usually wear ten gallon hats./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • ten gallon hat — {n.}, {informal} A tall felt hat with a wide, rolled brim worn by men in the western part of the U.S. * /Men from the southwest usually wear ten gallon hats./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • ten\ gallon\ hat — noun informal A tall felt hat with a wide, rolled brim worn by men in the western part of the U.S. Men from the southwest usually wear ten gallon hats …   Словарь американских идиом

  • ten-gallon\ hat — noun informal A tall felt hat with a wide, rolled brim worn by men in the western part of the U.S. Men from the southwest usually wear ten gallon hats …   Словарь американских идиом

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