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
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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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.
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Summary: A small, bearded man in a pith helmet stands in the midst of the bush.
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