tin hat


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tin hat

n
(Military) obsolete informal a steel helmet worn by military personnel for protection against small metal fragments

tin′ hat′



n. Slang.
a steel helmet.
[1915–20]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tin hat - a lightweight protective helmet (plastic or metal) worn by construction workerstin hat - a lightweight protective helmet (plastic or metal) worn by construction workers
helmet - a protective headgear made of hard material to resist blows
Translations

tin hat

n (fam) → elmetto
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