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hard hat

[′härd ‚hat]
(engineering)
A safety hat usually having a metal crown; used by construction workers and miners.
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So don your (metaphoric) hard-hat and join our intrepid reporters as they assess not only a pair of impressive new venues for theatre in America but the visionary leaders of the organizations housed there--leaders with firm commitments to their theatres' missions and, at the same time, a robust openness to new artistic possibilities.
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