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Dictionary Definition

havelock n : a cloth covering for a service cap with a flap extending over the back of the neck to protect the neck from direct rays of the sun

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Etymology

Eponym, from Sir Henry Havelock

Noun

  1. A cap incorporating a cloth hanging down the sides and back, to protect the ears and neck; often created ad hoc by placing a kerchief on the head and holding it in place with a cap.

Extensive Definition

The name Havelock originated as an English surname and means "sea war."
The surname has since also given rise to various place names and is often also used as a first (given) name and occasionally as a middle name.
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Havelock a cloth cover, fitted over headress, with trailing material protecting the wearers neck from the sun. First worn by soldiers in the Indian Mutiny and named after a British general involved in the campaign: Major-General Sir Henry Havelock.
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havelock in Polish: Havelock
havelock in Volapük: Havelock
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