Entry from British & World English dictionary
A rigid hat made of cork or a similar material, worn in tropical climates.
- He strapped on an officers's sword and placed a solar toupee on his balding pate - the standard issue tropical cork sun helmet covered with white canvas and feathers.
- Negatives discovered in a Kodak packet at the Green Howards' Regimental Museum in Richmond show soldiers in sun helmets and shorts, early aircraft and tribesmen.
- Two men are wearing sun helmets, which suggest a setting in the Near or Middle East or the Mediterranean.
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