pith helmet

noun

Definition of pith helmet

: topee

Examples of pith helmet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In a black-and-white photo taken in December 1935, Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia stands at ease in a smart khaki military uniform and pith helmet, with a cape draped over his shoulders. Colin Grant, The New York Review of Books, 23 Apr. 2020 In a black-and-white photo taken in December 1935, Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia stands at ease in a smart khaki military uniform and pith helmet, with a cape draped over his shoulders. Colin Grant, The New York Review of Books, 23 Apr. 2020 In a black-and-white photo taken in December 1935, Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia stands at ease in a smart khaki military uniform and pith helmet, with a cape draped over his shoulders. Colin Grant, The New York Review of Books, 23 Apr. 2020 For every Burberry shirt and Michael Kors skirt worn to deplane in England and gesture to the special relationship between the United States and Britain, a moment like the pith helmet in Kenya, a colonial costume that seemed like an affront. New York Times, 16 Jan. 2021 Put on a pith helmet, go to a desert in Africa or the Middle East, dig up some skeletons and artifacts, and make inferences based on their physical attributes. Grace Huckins, Wired, 16 Nov. 2020 In October of that same year, she was spotted on a safari in Kenya wearing a pith helmet, commonly worn by the British soldiers who colonized Africa and India in the 19th century, according to Quartz. Eliza Huber, refinery29.com, 4 Nov. 2020 He’s been known to wear a pith helmet while exploring both urban and rural terrain. oregonlive, 9 Oct. 2020 None has come to mean more to me than the postman wearing a white pith helmet. Elaine Ayala, ExpressNews.com, 19 Sep. 2020

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1855, in the meaning defined above

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“Pith helmet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pith%20helmet. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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pith helmet

noun

English Language Learners Definition of pith helmet

: a light, hard hat that is worn for protection from the sun in hot countries

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