Definition of sailor hat in US English:

sailor hat


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    another term for boater (sense 1)
    1. 1.1 A hat with a turned-up brim in imitation of a sailor's, worn by women and children.
      • ‘Brimmed sailor hats have been a staple item in children's fashions for many, many years, especially for younger (pre-adolescent) boys.’
      • ‘Card girls circled the ring in cutesy sailor hats and bikinis.’
      • ‘This new cotton sailor hat is made in the traditional yacht cap style with an embroidered anchor on the front and a double row of braid above the brim.’
      • ‘The initial sailor hat worn by boys were wide-brimmed with ribbons dangling down the back and often held on with elastic under the chin.’