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  • n. a spiked helmet worn by German soldiers

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Examples

  • [Illustration] _Lambeth Larrikin_ (_in a pasteboard "pickelhaube," and a false nose, thoughtfully, to BATTERSEA BILL, who is wearing an old grey chimney-pot hat, with the brim uppermost, and a tow wig, as they contemplate a party of Botocudo natives_).

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 101, August 8, 1891

  • At different moments in Jez Butterworth's play Jerusalem, the noted Shakespearean Mark Rylance sports a pickelhaube the spiked emblem of Great War-era German militarism, a knit cap with satanic-looking triangular points, and a searing cross burned into his back by vengeful hooligans.

    Eamon Murphy: Theater Review: Jerusalem

  • This, I think, is the meaning of Rooster's pickelhaube.

    Eamon Murphy: Theater Review: Jerusalem

  • There was still a drawing on the tower door of the devil, red-bodied, blue-tailed and wearing a yellow spiked pickelhaube helmet.

    Operation Sea Lion

  • "Ja, Herr Lieutenant," said Heinrich, much to his surprise, stepping out towards him and saluting, with forefinger to pickelhaube, as straight as

    Fritz and Eric The Brother Crusoes

  • Jerusalem, the noted Shakespearean Mark Rylance sports a pickelhaube the spiked emblem of Great War-era German militarism, a knit cap with satanic-looking triangular points, and a searing cross burned into his back by vengeful hooligans.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • Maybe "Ahnold" will throw his pickelhaube spear point helmet into der ring.

    Sadly, No!

  • Now if he was wearing aviator goggles or a Prussian pickelhaube or the classic Viking helmet with horns, well then i’d be all ears.

    TRON MANS TIGHTS JUST GOT TIGHTER

  • Tf2 Crafting A Hat - Feating Ellis this is my second hat craft with refinds let me go over my hat history batters helm soldiers pot and prussian pickelhaube all found crafted a pyros beanie crafted the beanie with my batters helm got the soldiers stash crafted the pot and pickel and got a backbiters billycock then i crafted the billycock with the stash and got a rubber glove which i still have and now i craft this Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research.

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  • "Irie passed her the long hat pin that was sitting on top of a butter dish. Hortense set the plastic carnations straight on her hat and stabbed them fiercely, then brought the pin back up through the felt, leaving two inches of exposed silver sticking up from the hat like a German pickelhaube."
    White Teeth by Zadie Smith, p 320 of the Vintage International paperback

    January 29, 2011

  • From "Haile Selassie Funeral Train" by Guy Davenport.

    January 19, 2010