stovepipe hat

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Historical photo of Abraham Lincoln wearing stovepipe hat

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stovepipe hat (plural stovepipe hats)

  1. (idiomatic) A type of top hat worn mainly in the 19th century, made of silk or other materials and having a very tall, cylindrical, flat-topped crown.
    • 1885, Mark Twain, Huckleberry Finn, ch. 21:
      One long, lanky man, with long hair and a big white fur stovepipe hat on the back of his head, and a crooked-handled cane, marked out the places.

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