blue helmet

noun

: a soldier who is a United Nations peace-keeper and who wears the distinctive light blue helmet worn by such peace-keepers
The blue helmets are in the West African country of Sierra Leone to help administer a peace agreement signed last July.Tom Masland et al., Newsweek, 15 May 2000

Word History

First Known Use

1956, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of blue helmet was in 1956

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“Blue helmet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blue%20helmet. Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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