Definition of sun helmet in English:

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sun helmet

Entry from British & World English dictionary


chiefly historical
A rigid hat made of cork or a similar material, worn in tropical climates.
Example sentences
  • 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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