pickelhaube

noun pick·el·hau·be \ˈpikəlˌhau̇bə\

Definition of pickelhaube

plural

pickelhauben

\-bən\ or

pickelhaubes

  1. :  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 — more at basin, hive


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