tin hat


Definition of tin hat

: a metal helmet

Examples of tin hat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In road biking, the danger is more like the risk of getting struck by lightning while running around on a mesa during an electrical storm with a tin hat on your head. Daniel Duane, Outside Online, 18 May 2021

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First Known Use of tin hat

1903, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tin hat was in 1903

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“Tin hat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tin%20hat. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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