hard' hat"

1. a protective helmet of metal or plastic, esp. as worn by construction or factory workers.
2. a uniformed soldier of a regular army, as opposed to a guerrilla.


Pronunciation: (härd'hat"), [key]
n. Informal.
1. a construction worker, esp. a member of a construction workers' union.
2. a working-class conservative.

pertaining to or characteristic of hard-hats: enlisting hard-hat support for his policies. Also,hard'hat".

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

hard-handedhard head
See also:


Related Content