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pith helmet

a hat made of dried pith or cork covered with cloth, worn in the tropics. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • He wore a shirt and trousers of white flannel and a pith helmet.

    The Exiles of Faloo Barry Pain
  • The man removed his pith helmet to wipe his brow and Brandon noticed the gleaming US insignia on the front of the helmet.

    The Quantum Jump Robert Wicks
  • He wore knee-breeches and a pith helmet, and he was more bronzed than when she had bidden him farewell.

    The Explorer W. Somerset Maugham
  • He was clad in white from head to foot, and wore an enormous "topee," or pith helmet, upon his head.

    In the grip of the Mullah F. S. Brereton
  • At that moment a tall stern-looking man, in loose white clothes and a pith helmet, came up the steps.

    The Rajah of Dah George Manville Fenn
  • The man in the pith helmet listened to Miller without any trace of emotion.

    Captain Macklin Richard Harding Davis
  • He wore a pith helmet; on his back was strapped a flat knapsack, and he carried a cane and a telescope.

  • We moved forward at a quick trot, General Shafter's pith helmet bobbing briskly along on ahead.

  • A roar of laughter followed this, and the doctor took off his pith helmet to wipe his forehead.

    Jack at Sea George Manville Fenn
  • He ordered, at once, a khaki uniform and pith helmet, and a supply of light shirts and underclothing.

British Dictionary definitions for pith helmet

pith helmet

a lightweight hat made of pith that protects the wearer from the sun Also called topee, topi
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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