What does hat mean?

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  1. A covering for the head, often in the approximate form of a cone or a cylinder closed at its top end, and sometimes having a brim and other decoration.
  2. (figuratively) A particular role or capacity that a person might fill.
  3. (figuratively) Any receptacle from which numbers/names are pulled out in a lottery.
    1. (figuratively, by extension) The lottery or draw itself.
  4. (video game) A hat switch.
  5. (typography, nonstandard, rare) = háček
  6. (Internet slang) User rights on a website, such as the right to edit pages others cannot.
  1. (transitive) To place a hat on.
  2. (transitive) To appoint as cardinal.
  1. (Scotland, Northern England or obsolete) simple past tense of hit
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