Definition of havelock in English:
A cloth covering for a military cap that extends downward to protect the neck from sun and weather.
- After securing the lie of Thursday's gallantry, York himself dons the identical hat with havelock attached.
- One soldier from Pennsylvania reported his whole regiment received havelocks made by ladies in their home county.
- There is also written evidence of the regiment requesting and receiving a large shipment of havelocks, an item eventually deemed useless by soldiers in the field.
mid 19th century: named after Sir Henry Havelock (1795–1857), an English general who served in India.
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