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sun +‎ bonnet


sunbonnet (plural sunbonnets)

  1. A hat (bonnet) worn for protection from bright sunlight.
    • 1929, M. Barnard Eldershaw, A House Is Built, Chapter VII, Section xi
      She saw a square picture framed in the window, two whitewashed cottages each with a little winding path, a bed of red and yellow cockscomb, a sloping field, a row of gum-trees, a child in a blue sunbonnet carrying a basket.