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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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Very important: With any pass rush move you teach, you must always coach your players to have a plan for every down in case they get a high-hat read.
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.
Or, against an immaculately fast high-hat rhythm, he plays a constant bass drum beat which, so slowly, so infinitesimally, itself slows.
In the midst of a heat wave, there's nothing cooler than an icy blast of a tenor saxophone chased by a chilly high-hat and smooth acoustic bass.
Lovano is warmly romantic, Frisell, unusually, chooses a conventional jazz guitar sound, yet Motian makes it adventurous and exceptional by accenting a highly original high-hat beat.
In May, Creative Bath added another 500-ton injection-molding machine to its production line, and converted all of its factory lighting to LED high-hats.
At Progress Lighting, the innovation was decorative recessed trims that convert high-hats to softer light fixtures with a spring-loaded mechanism.