balaclava
noun Etymology: Balaclava, Crimea, site of a British encampment during the Crimean War Date: 1941 a knit cap for the head and neck — called also balaclava helmet

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  • balaclava — n. close fitting and woolen and covers all of the head but the face. Syn: balaclava helmet. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • balaclava — woolen head covering, especially worn by soldiers, evidently named for village near Sebastopol, Russia, site of a battle Oct. 25, 1854, in the Crimean War. But the term (originally Balaclava helmet) does not appear before 1881 and seems to have… …   Etymology dictionary

  • balaclava — s. f. Gorro de malha justo, que cobre a cabeça até ao pescoço ou até aos ombros, por vezes apenas com abertura para os olhos, para olhos e nariz ou para olhos, nariz e boca, geralmente usado para proteção por montanhistas, esquiadores, pilotos,… …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • balaclava — ► NOUN ▪ a close fitting woollen hat covering the head and encircling the neck. ORIGIN named after the village of Balaclava in the Crimea: the hat was worn originally by soldiers in the Crimean War …   English terms dictionary

  • balaclava — [bäl΄ə klä′və] n. [after BALAKLAVA: prob. because worn by soldiers in the Crimean War] a knitted covering for the head and neck, with an opening for the nose and eyes, worn for protection against wind and extreme cold: also balaclava helmet …   English World dictionary

  • Balaclava — Places: *Balaklava, a town in the Crimea, Ukraine, site of the Battle of Balaclava of the Crimean War *Balaklava, South Australia *Balaklava, a small town in the Cockpit County in central Jamaica *Balaclava, County Durham, County Durham, England… …   Wikipedia

  • Balaclava — 1 Original name in latin Balaclava Name in other language State code AU Continent/City Australia/Melbourne longitude 37.86916 latitude 144.99773 altitude 17 Population 5035 Date 2011 08 26 2 Original name in latin Balaclava Name in other language …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • balaclava — UK [ˌbæləˈklɑːvə] / US [ˌbæləˈklɑvə] noun [countable] Word forms balaclava : singular balaclava plural balaclavas a warm hat that covers your head, neck, and usually all of your face except your eyes …   English dictionary

  • balaclava — n. (in full Balaclava helmet) a tight woollen garment covering the whole head and neck except for parts of the face, worn orig. by soldiers on active service in the Crimean War. Etymology: Balaclava in the Crimea, the site of a battle in 1854 …   Useful english dictionary

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