pith helmet

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pith helmet

n.
1. A lightweight helmet made from the dried pith of certain tropical Asian plants or from cork and often covered in cloth.
2. A similar helmet made from another material, such as plastic or metal.

pith helmet

n
(Clothing & Fashion) a lightweight hat made of pith that protects the wearer from the sun. Also called: topee or topi
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Noun1.pith helmet - a lightweight hat worn in tropical countries for protection from the sunpith helmet - a lightweight hat worn in tropical countries for protection from the sun
sun hat, sunhat - a hat with a broad brim that protects the face from direct exposure to the sun
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Both the Englishmen wore light clothes and white pith helmets and puggrees, but there, for the most part, their resemblance ended.
From a heterogeneous collection of loot, Achmet Zek procured a pith helmet and a European saddle, and from his black slaves and followers a party of porters, askaris and tent boys to make up a modest safari for a big game hunter.
He wheeled to face an utter stranger--a tall, black-haired, gray-eyed stranger clad in khaki and pith helmet.
His eyes took in my large pith helmet, my khaki jacket, and bandoleers of cartridges, the two revolvers swinging at my hips, the large rifle resting against my body.
10THE troops based in India were still getting a taste of life back home as our photo of four soldiers studying copies of the Liverpool ECHO while wearing pith helmets proved.
Dust off the pith helmets, boys - the sun is rising again on The Empire.
I love that fact that they were found in Africa because I have this mental image of the people who came across them dressing in pith helmets and having to hack their way through the jungle with machetes," he said.
Now, I'm pretty sure most of you don't lose any sleep about the European working time directive, and you don't all hold Empire parties where you all dress up in pith helmets or re-enact the victory over the French at Agincourt.
Anyway, the Bannermans made millions buying and selling surplus anything from British pith helmets to Hotchkiss mountain howitzers.
As well as exhibits of Hittite culture there will be the chance for visitors to try on modern reproductions of Hittite battle dress as well as the traditional pith helmets worn by westerners unused to the fierce sun of the region.
LaMotta helped usher in a new era of adult frozen novelties in 1982 when he sent a fleet of pushcarts, handled by vendors wearing pith helmets and khakis, out into the streets of Manhattan, focusing on key locations in Midtown and Wall Street, to give away for free 25,000 samples of the exceptionally large (4.
The small bar is decked out with what appears to be a container-load of junk left behind by previous customers, including pictures, clothes, pith helmets and a gas mask.