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mortarboard

noun [C] uk   /ˈmɔː.tə.bɔːd/ us    /ˈmɔːr.t̬ɚ.bɔːrd/
a black hat with a square, flat top, worn on formal occasions by some teachers and students at college or university, and in the past by some schoolteachers
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