Pickelhaube

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Pickel (pimple, pickaxe) +‎ Haube (hood, cap).

Noun[edit]

Pickelhaube f (genitive Pickelhaube, plural Pickelhauben)

  1. a spiked helmet of German origin, popularized by Otto von Bismark, commonly worn by soldiers of the German Empire in the decades prior to and during World War I.

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