pith helmet
noun Date: 1889 topee

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • pith helmet — ► NOUN ▪ a head covering made from the dried pith of the sola or a similar plant, used for protection from the sun …   English terms dictionary

  • pith helmet — n a large light hat worn especially in the past in hot countries, to protect your head from the sun …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pith helmet — noun count a large hard round hat worn in hot countries to keep the sun off of your head, especially in the past …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Pith helmet — The pith helmet (also known as the sun helmet, topee, sola topee, salacot or topi) is a lightweight helmet made of cork or pith, typically from the sola (Indian swamp growth, Aeschynomene aspera or A. paludosa ) or a similar plant… …   Wikipedia

  • pith helmet — noun a lightweight hat worn in tropical countries for protection from the sun • Syn: ↑pith hat, ↑sun helmet, ↑topee, ↑topi • Hypernyms: ↑sunhat, ↑sun hat * * * noun, pl ⋯ mets [count] : a …   Useful english dictionary

  • pith helmet — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms pith helmet : singular pith helmet plural pith helmets a large hard round hat worn in hot countries to keep the sun off your head, especially in the past …   English dictionary

  • pith helmet — noun a) A lightweight helmet shaped hat made of the pith of the sola or shola (Indian spongewood) plant covered with white cotton and faced with green cloth. Originally used by the British army in India in the 19th century, later used more widely …   Wiktionary

  • pith helmet — /ˈpɪθ hɛlmət/ (say pith helmuht) noun a sunhat, usually domed with a sloping brim, made of pith, and formerly much worn by Europeans in tropical countries; topee …   Australian English dictionary

  • pith helmet — n. sun hat made of dried pith …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pith helmet — noun a head covering made from the dried pith of the sola or a similar plant, used for protection from the sun …   English new terms dictionary

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