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high hat

[′hī ‚hat]
(engineering)
A very low tripod head resembling a formal top hat in shape.

high hat

1. A recessed downlight.
2. A black circular tube which is mounted on the front of a spotlight to reduce the stray light on the sides of the main beam.
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There is a great deal of drawing in a high hat, to get not only its curves, but its delicate variations in the outline which gives it style" (2).
Sometimes just a cardboard crown covered with gold paint would depict a king, or a high hat could indicate a nobleman or some other important person.
On my right foot I got a bass drum, and on my left foot I got a high hat.
By Friday, I stll hadn't finished this one little 30-second cue, so I just stayed in there all day, snare by snare, high hat by high hat, bass by bass.
While half seated on the floor, he would play a high hat on a truncated stand to bring it within reach and with one leg extended to operate the pedal, while the bass drum sound would come from a stick held in his hand.
High Hat, owned by the cigar-smoking one and ridden by Glasgow's own Duncan Keith, ran the legendary filly into the ground in the Aly Khan Memorial Gold Cup 40 years ago.
The famous milliner Tracy Rose, 42, renowned for her ostentatious hats on Ladies' Day, wore a striking two-foot high hat and matching dress, which she designed herself, featuring a bright yellow satin sun peeking out from behind an organza cloud on a large blue satin background.
One passage suggests the right hand is playing open and closed high hat notes while simultaneously playing four-stroke ruffs with the left hand.
I am looking forward to marching down Forest Avenue with my tuxedo, high hat and shamrock in hand.
Exploring the intersection of different rhythmic tempos much in the manner of Reich himself, D*Note sets the rapidly cycling arpeggios of the 1967 "Piano Phase" to a jittery high hat and a trudging breakbeat.
Later, during the 1920s and 1930s, high-hat cymbals - at first less than one foot high and called low boys (Papa Joe Jones told me in 1981 that he invented the longer rod which brought the high hat to its present, aptly named height, but the Leedy drum company stole his idea and took all the rewards) - bass drum pedals, manufactured mounted and floor tom-toms, and larger cymbals came to be included in the drumset.
The Aly Khan International Memorial Gold Cup was run in 1961 in memory of owner-breeder and amateur jockey Prince Aly Khan, with the race won by Sir Winston Churchill's homebred colt High Hat.