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tin hat

noun, Slang.
a steel helmet worn by soldiers.
Origin of tin hat
First recorded in 1915-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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tin hat

(obsolete, informal) a steel helmet worn by military personnel for protection against small metal fragments
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tin hat

noun phrase

A soldier's helmet (1903+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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