tin hat


noun Slang.

a steel helmet worn by soldiers.

Origin of tin hat

First recorded in 1915–20
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British Dictionary definitions for tin hat

tin hat


noun

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