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A pillbox hat is a small woman's hat with a flat crown and straight, upright sides.

Pillbox hat of Jackie Kennedy.


Historically, the pillbox was also a military headgear, often including a chin strap, and can still be seen on ceremonial occasions in some countries, especially those belonging to the Commonwealth. For example, the Royal Military College of Canada dress uniform includes a pillbox hat. Royal Military College of Canada uniform. In military terms the pillbox is a round defence structure for ground troops, popularized in World War I by the British.The Defence of Britain: the Welsh Aspect Pillbox fortifications still stand today and are particular prevalent in Wales, such as those at Nant Ffrancon.

Cultural references


  1. ^ William J. Spurlin, 'I'd Rather Be the Princess Than the Queen', Mourning Diana: Nation, Culture and the Performance of Grief, ed. Adrian Kear and Deborah Lynn Steinberg, Routledge, London, 1999, page 158

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