pith helmet


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pith helmet

n.
1. A lightweight helmet made from the dried pith of certain tropical Asian plants or from cork and often covered in cloth.
2. A similar helmet made from another material, such as plastic or metal.
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pith helmet

n
(Clothing & Fashion) a lightweight hat made of pith that protects the wearer from the sun. Also called: topee or topi
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Noun1.pith helmet - a lightweight hat worn in tropical countries for protection from the sunpith helmet - a lightweight hat worn in tropical countries for protection from the sun
sun hat, sunhat - a hat with a broad brim that protects the face from direct exposure to the sun
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References in classic literature ?
From a heterogeneous collection of loot, Achmet Zek procured a pith helmet and a European saddle, and from his black slaves and followers a party of porters, askaris and tent boys to make up a modest safari for a big game hunter.
He wheeled to face an utter stranger--a tall, black-haired, gray-eyed stranger clad in khaki and pith helmet. Malbihn reached for his gun again, but another hand had been quicker than his and he saw the weapon tossed to the ground at the side of the tent--out of reach.
His eyes took in my large pith helmet, my khaki jacket, and bandoleers of cartridges, the two revolvers swinging at my hips, the large rifle resting against my body.
Both the Englishmen wore light clothes and white pith helmets and puggrees, but there, for the most part, their resemblance ended.
A man from Nyeri has embarked on a 150-kilometre journey to deliver what he calls a "relic of misery" to State House Nairobi.Mr James Ndei, who began his 150km trek on Wednesday evening from Gitunduti village in Mathira, hopes to meet President Uhuru Kenyatta and hand over a pith helmet given to his granrents by Mzee Jomo Kenyatta 75 years ago.
Dressed in pajama bottoms, old slippers and a pith helmet, the man was Sir Charles Henry Augustus Frederick Lockhart Ross, Ninth Baronet of Balnagown, Scotland, and inventor of the Ross straight-pull rifle.
There were times when expeditions were sent out to find the elusive Cloudy Bay sauvignon blanc - normally in khaki shorts and a pith helmet, a la It Ain't Half Hot Mum - one for the teenagers there.
"Society-Conscious Filipina," a delicately-painted portrait of a woman in a terno, achieved nearly P4 million "Surveying the New Territory," of a colonial master in a pith helmet, went for P3 million.
Melania, 48, faced criticism over her clothing choices when she donned a colonial-style pith helmet.
The Slovenian-born First Lady also hit out at those who criticised her for wearing a pith helmet on a safari in Kenya.