Webster 1913 Edition
hætt; akin to Dan.
huot, and prob. to L.
cassishelmet. √13. Cf.
A covering for the head; esp., one with a crown and brim, made of various materials, and worn by men or women for protecting the head from the sun or weather, or for ornament.
a block on which hats are formed or dressed.–
To pass around the hat,
to take up a collection of voluntary contributions, which are often received in a hat.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.A covering for the head; a garment made of different materials, and worn by men or women for defending the head from rain or heat, or for ornament. Hats for men are usually made of fur or wool, and formed with a crown and brim. Hats for females are made of straw or grass braid, and various other materials. Of these the ever varying forms admit of no description that can long be correct.
2.The dignity of a cardinal.