Definitions

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  • noun A round-topped, soft type of men's hat, usually made from wool, traditionally worn by Pashtuns of Afghanistan but also by some in Uzbekistan, Pakistan, and Tajikistan.

Etymologies

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Khowar.

Examples

  • I gave Rob four wool Afghan pakol hats, which are his favorite headgear.

    If You’re Just Joining Us: Interview with Nutritional Anthropologist, Deborah Duchon, from Good Eats

  • The Afghan had a long white beard and a brown hood over his pakol.

    Imperial Grunts

  • He wore a potato-colored coat, and a brown wool pakol on his head

    A Thousand Splendid Suns

  • She had one hand clamped over her mouth, and her eyes were skipping from Babi to the man in the pakol

    A Thousand Splendid Suns

  • Massoud's handsome, thoughtful face, eyebrow cocked and trademark pakol tilted, would become ubiquitous in Kabul.

    A Thousand Splendid Suns

  • The Afghan had a long white beard and a brown hood over his pakol.

    Imperial Grunts

  • His pakol was pushed back on his head, and she could see that he'd started to lose his hair.

    A Thousand Splendid Suns

  • A few stories that appeared in western papers via this route were careful and low-key, but many were romantic, self-promoting accounts of heroic exploits by reporters who donned a shalwar kameez and a pakol, the pie-shaped Afghan woolen hat, to slip into Afghanistan alongside the men with the guns.

    The Guardian World News

  • A few stories that appeared in western papers via this route were careful and low-key, but many were romantic, self-promoting accounts of heroic exploits by reporters who donned a shalwar kameez and a pakol, the pie-shaped Afghan woolen hat, to slip into Afghanistan alongside the men with the guns.

    The Guardian World News

  • "It won't take long," predicted one, wrapped in an Afghan blanket and wearing a pakol, the woollen round-topped hat favoured by the mujaheddin.

    Army Rumour Service

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