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  1. a cap cover with a flap hanging over the back of the neck, for protection from the sun.
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Origin of havelock

1860–65, Americanism; named after Sir Henry Havelock (1795–1857), English general in India


[hav-lok, -luh k]
  1. a town in SE North Carolina.
  2. a male given name.
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Examples from the Web for havelock

Historical Examples of havelock

  • Havelock turns and rides away down the road towards the rear.

    Camps, Quarters and Casual Places

    Archibald Forbes

  • I believe, however, the view of Havelock Ellis to be the right one.

    The Truth About Woman

    C. Gasquoine Hartley

  • But at that point Havelock the Dane removed his feet from the refectory table.

  • "That's why I want to know what you think," went on Havelock, irrelevantly.

  • "Oh, blow all that," said Havelock the Dane finally, over the top of his glass.

British Dictionary definitions for havelock


  1. a light-coloured cover for a service cap with a flap extending over the back of the neck to protect the head and neck from the sun
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Word Origin for havelock

C19: named after Sir H. Havelock (1795–1857), English general in India
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