pickelhaube

noun
pick·el·hau·be | \ ˈpikəlˌhau̇bə \
plural pickelhauben\-bən \ or pickelhaubes

Definition of pickelhaube 

: a spiked helmet worn by German soldiers

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History and Etymology for pickelhaube

German, alteration (influenced by pickel pickax) of Middle High German beckelhūbe, beckenhūbe, from becken basin (from Old High German beckīn, from Late Latin bacchinon) + hūbe cap (from Old High German hūba); akin to Old English hȳf hive

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