Meaning of “straw boater” in the English Dictionary

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"straw boater" in British English

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straw boaternoun [ C ]

uk /ˌstrɔː ˈbəʊ.tər/ us /ˌstrɑː ˈboʊ.t̬ɚ/

a stiff hat with a flat top and wide, straight brim, traditionally worn in a boat on a river to protect the wearer from the sun

(Definition of “straw boater” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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