Definition of ten-gallon hat in US English:

ten-gallon hat


  • A large broad-brimmed hat, traditionally worn by cowboys.

    • ‘The cover showed him in a white ten-gallon hat.’
    • ‘He ignored the sweat pouring from beneath the brim of his freshly purchased ten-gallon hat.’
    • ‘We say goodbye to the cowboy in the ten-gallon hat and leave.’
    • ‘Cowboy-themed shops lure you inside with western art, animal photographs and tasteful ten-gallon hats.’
    • ‘He often turned up for work in a ten-gallon hat.’
    • ‘Choose your ten-gallon hat - white or black - and prepare to have a great time.’
    • ‘As customers stepped up to the long bar, cow punchers wearing ten-gallon hats served them drinks.’
    • ‘The boy beside him wore a black ten-gallon hat with snakeskin boots.’
    • ‘He is given to bright red neckties and ten-gallon hats.’
    • ‘All you need is a six-shooter and a ten-gallon hat.’
    • ‘You'll see people in blue jeans and cowboy boots wearing ten-gallon hats.’
    • ‘He regularly boasts about his wealth and extravagant lifestyle, symbolized by his ten-gallon hat and limousine.’
    • ‘Putting on boots and a ten-gallon hat can make you into a cowboy.’
    • ‘One of them had a big ten-gallon hat, such as those seen in western movies.’
    • ‘His dusty shirt was offset by a dull leather vest, and a broad, ten-gallon hat sat atop his bushy hair.’
    • ‘They identified his ten-gallon hat with the macho mystique of the Wild West.’
    • ‘We make fun of their ten-gallon hats.’
    • ‘Get on your ten-gallon hat and your cowboy boots for a night of good ol' honky-tonk.’
    • ‘The sheriff wore an oversized ten-gallon hat.’


ten-gallon hat

/ˈten ˈˌɡalən ˈhat//ˈtɛn ˈˌɡælən ˈhæt/