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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"This kind of blind delusion is especially true of Newcastle United - which, as I reach for the nearest tin hat, is only a big club in the sense that it has a lot of fans and a big stadium."
BESIEGED Jeremy Corbyn badly needs Labour to hold Peterborough in Thursday's difficult by-election or it will be tin hat time.
Whoever sanctioned these cuts also cut the 120 service to two buses an hour on a Saturday and to put the tin hat on things, they've taken the gold buses off and put smaller buses on the routes, so by the time the 120 leaves Tonypandy bus station there's standing room only, and when it arrives further down the route in Trealaw you'll be lucky to get on the bus, let alone have a seat.
On a cabinet next to his chair was his gas mask and Air Raid Warden's tin hat that he had worn during the war whilst standing on the roof in the heart of Blackpool watching for German bombers.
NEWBURY: 1.50 Emotionless, 2.25 Almoghared, 3.00 PROJECTION (NAP), 3.35 Tin Hat, 4.10 Watan, 4.45 Flying North, 5.20 Amazour.
Syndicates like Nick Bradley Racing with 45,000gns buy Little Kim and Eden Racing, whose Tin Hat cost 30,000gns, are among the leading challengers for the PS122,000 first prize.
The pensioner, who recently met West Midlands police heritage bosses Corinne Brazier and Insp Steve Rice, and posed for a photo in an original air-raid tin hat, revealed there was humour even in such grim times.
"And I helped many an American soldier who visited Birmingham." The pensioner recently met West Midlands police heritage bosses Corinne Brazier and Inspector Steve Rice, and posed for a photo in an original airraid tin hat.
I felt what I think was verging on a crush for Theresa May when she accepted her Politician of the Year award from George Osborne dressed in a high-vis jacket and a tin hat - a mickey take for the times he dressed like that on building sites while pretending to get down and dirty with the workers.
I have already ordered my tin hat and am in the process of building an air raid shelter waiting for World War III.
GEORGE Osborne was urged to "put your tin hat on" by former chancellor Ken Clarke and push ahead with cuts.
MY DAD WAS A DOCKER My dad was a docker many years ago He always wore his army tin hat working down below No safety helmets or Toetectors then He always carried them when leaving Number 10 pen Him and his mates they numbered four Worked together no less, no more Edwin Foy was one of the gang So was Tommy Worrall The fourth member Tom Hart was game for a quarrel They all had nicknames too rude to name Given to them by the gaffer the PLO A tap on the shoulder then off to work they'd go Dockers' funerals were sad, some fun Always timed after the one o'clock gun The steps at Saint Malachy's were ever so high One or two slips would make you laugh or cry Those days have gone 50 years or more Seven pounds a week their pay Double on nights which was OK Fatal accidents by the score.