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English definition of “pith helmet”

pith helmet

noun [C]     (also topee)
a large , hard, white hat worn to give protection from the sun . It was worn in the past by Europeans who were in hot countries .Things worn to cover the head, face or neckProtective clothing
(Definition of pith helmet noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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