havelock

noun
have·​lock | \ ˈhav-ˌläk How to pronounce havelock (audio) , -lək \

Definition of havelock

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a covering attached to a cap to protect the neck from the sun or bad weather

Havelock

biographical name
Have·​lock | \ ˈhav-ˌläk How to pronounce Havelock (audio) , -lək \

Definition of Havelock (Entry 2 of 2)

Sir Henry 1795–1857 British general

First Known Use of havelock

Noun

1861, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for havelock

Noun

Sir Henry Havelock

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“Havelock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/havelock. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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