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Meaning of DERBY

Pronunciation:  'durbee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a hat that is round and black and hard with a narrow brim; worn by some British businessmen
 

DERBY is a 5 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: bowler, bowler hat, plug hat
 
 See Also: chapeau, hat, lid

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Der"by\ (?; usually ? in Eng.; 85), n.
1. A race for three-old horses, run annually at Epsom (near
   London), for the Derby stakes. It was instituted by the
   12th Earl of Derby, in 1780.

{Derby Day}, the day of the annual race for the Derby stakes,
   -- Wednesday of the week before Whitsuntide.

2. A stiff felt hat with a dome-shaped crown.

 
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