Meaning of “hard hat” in the English Dictionary

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"hard hat" in American English

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hard hatnoun [ C ]

/ˈhɑrd ˌhæt/

a hat made of a strong material which is worn to protect the head esp. of someone who builds buildings

(Definition of “hard hat” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"hard hat" in Business English

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hard hatnoun [ C ]

uk us WORKPLACE

a type of hat that is made of a strong material to protect the head, worn especially by people on building sites or in factories:

Construction workers in hard hats.

a person whose job is to do physical work in the building industry:

Hard hats around the country are increasingly busy setting I-beams and rivets on new towers, warehouses, industrial parks, and retail space.

(Definition of “hard hat” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)