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.
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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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