Definition of pith helmet in English:

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pith helmet


A lightweight sun helmet made from the dried pith of the sola or a similar tropical plant.
Example sentences
  • He will vanquish them with one blow of his pith helmet!
  • The pith helmet similarly marks the status of the Belgian.
  • You can imagine all of them bushwhacking up the Eastern Seaboard from the Maryland Swamps to NYC, Frank in his pith helmet.

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