Meaning of hard hat
- a protective helmet of metal or plastic, esp. as worn by construction or factory workers.
- a uniformed soldier of a regular army, as opposed to a guerrilla.
Pronunciation: (härd'hat"), [key]
— n. Informal.
- a construction worker, esp. a member of a construction workers' union.
- a working-class conservative.
- pertaining to or characteristic of hard-hats: enlisting hard-hat support for his policies.