One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A tall freestanding post fitted with large hooks for hanging hats on; a hatrack.
- ‘There were bellhops in satin uniforms who operated the lifts, bentwood hatstands that displayed accessories, and make-up counters where you were encouraged to try the make-up on your face.’
- ‘And honestly, many people in my country only bothered to wear their hat once a week, although the rest of the time they would keep them on ornate hatstands in their home, and attached much significance to their presence.’
- ‘Ashley hung her coat on the hatstand, walked up to the table and grabbed a weekly gossip magazine.’
- ‘And girls, do remember to gently brush your hats after wearing to keep then neat and dainty as a flower before you place them on a hatstand.’
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