Definition of pickelhaube
: a spiked helmet worn by German soldiers
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Origin and Etymology of 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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