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"mortarboard" in British English

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mortarboardnoun [C]

uk   /ˈmɔː.tə.bɔːd/  us   /ˈmɔːr.t̬ɚ.bɔːrd/
a ​blackhat with a ​square, ​flattop, ​worn for ​formaloccasions and ​ceremonies by some ​teachers and ​students at a ​college or ​university, and in the past by some ​schoolteachers
(Definition of mortarboard from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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mortarboardnoun [C]

 us   /ˈmɔr·t̬ərˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd/
a ​blackhat with a ​square, ​flattop, ​worn by some ​students and ​teachers on ​formalschooloccasions: Following the ​ceremony, the graduating ​seniors all ​threwtheir mortarboards into the ​air.
(Definition of mortarboard from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “mortarboard”
in Chinese (Simplified) (黑色的)方顶帽,学位帽…
in Chinese (Traditional) (黑色的)方頂帽,學位帽…
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