from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A kind of helmet formerly worn by arquebusiers, pikemen, etc.: the helmet in use in the present Prussian army is popularly called pickelhaube.


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  • "In the beginning there was just the music," says der Baron, "There was this piece of junk spiked helmet I bought at the Capitol flea market for two bucks - 'der pickelhaub eins,' I call it-and [Sgt. Pfeffer] just picked it up and put it on while he was playing guitar.



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