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beaver

/biyva/; beeber /bíyba/ [Atlantic; cf. OED a hat made of beaver's fur → 1885; Scots beaver top hat CSD] n. 1. any felt hat with a brim: 1918 [He] put his beaver on the table (Parsons 162). (Black)

2. a top hat, a Stetson, or a derby: 1936 beeber hat: top hat (Dupuch 121). (Eleu., Inagua)

3. a policeman's pith helmet. (White)

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Last update: 2010-08-31 03:51
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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