pickelhaube

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From German Pickelhaube.

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pickelhaube (plural pickelhaubes or pickelhauben)

  1. (historical) A spiked helmet worn by German troops, especially during the First World War. [from 19th c.]
    • 2011, Steven Pinker, The Better Angels of Our Nature, Penguin 2012, p. 299:
      Whereupon an outlandish production number breaks out in which the Marx Brothers play xylophone on the pickelhauben of the assembled soldiers […].

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