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Panama hat

  

      n   sometimes not cap   a hat made of the plaited leaves of the jipijapa plant of Central and South America,   (Often shortened to)    panama, Panama  
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Panama  
      n  
1    a republic in Central America, occupying the Isthmus of Panama: gained independence from Spain in 1821 and joined Greater Colombia; became independent in 1903, with the immediate area around the canal forming the Canal Zone under U.S. jurisdiction; in 1979 Panama assumed sovereignty over the Canal Zone. Official language: Spanish; English is also widely spoken. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: balboa. Capital: Panama City. Pop.: 2767000 (1998 est.). Area: 75650 sq. km (29201 sq. miles)  
2    Isthmus of. an isthmus linking North and South America, between the Pacific and the Caribbean. Length: 676 km (420 miles). Width (at its narrowest point): 50 km (31 miles),   (Former name)    (Isthmus of) Darien  
3    Gulf of. a wide inlet of the Pacific in Panama  
  Panamanian      adj, n  


Panama Canal  
      n   a canal across the Isthmus of Panama, linking the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans: extends from Colón on the Caribbean Sea southeast to Balboa on the Gulf of Panama; built by the U.S. (1904--14), after an unsuccessful previous attempt (1880--89) by the French under de Lesseps. Length: 64 km (40 miles)  
Panama Canal Zone  
      n      See       Canal Zone  
Panama City  
      n   the capital of Panama, near the Pacific entrance of the Panama Canal: developed rapidly with the building of the Panama Canal; seat of the University of Panama (1935). Pop.: 452041 (1995 est.)  
Panama hat  
      n   sometimes not cap   a hat made of the plaited leaves of the jipijapa plant of Central and South America,   (Often shortened to)    panama, Panama  

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n.
leaked documents from a law firm managing offshore companies in Panama and involving famous people
[Pol.] The Panama Papers are leaked documents that detail financial and attorney–client information for more than 214,488 offshore entities. They belonged to Mossack Fonseca.
adv.
without any hesitation, delay or preparation ; instantly ; at the slightest signal/urging/pretext/provocation
Note: Probably alludes to the late 19th century common practice of signaling the start of a race or other contest by either dropping a hat or sweeping it in a rapid downward motion. Ex.: Call Mike if you need help; he can come at the drop of a hat / He was known for his generosity and kindness but when things were going wrong at work, he could turn nasty at the drop of a hat
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