bearskin
noun Date: 1752 an article made of the skin of a bear; especially a military hat made of the skin of a bear

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  • Bearskin — Bear skin , n. 1. The skin of a bear. [1913 Webster] 2. A coarse, shaggy, woolen cloth for overcoats. [1913 Webster] 3. A cap made of bearskin, esp. one worn by soldiers. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bearskin — from BEAR (Cf. bear) (n.) + SKIN (Cf. skin) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • bearskin — [ber′skin΄] n. 1. the pelt, fur, or hide of a bear 2. anything made from this, as a rug or coat 3. a tall fur cap worn as part of some uniforms …   English World dictionary

  • Bearskin — A bearskin is a tall fur cap, usually worn as part of a ceremonial military uniform. Traditionally, the bearskin was the headgear of grenadiers, and is still worn by regiments of grenadiers and foot guards in various armies. OriginsThe cloth caps …   Wikipedia

  • bearskin — UK [ˈbeə(r)ˌskɪn] / US [ˈberˌskɪn] noun [countable] Word forms bearskin : singular bearskin plural bearskins 1) the skin and fur of a bear a bearskin coat 2) a tall black fur hat that some British soldiers wear as part of their uniform for… …   English dictionary

  • bearskin — bear|skin [ ber,skın ] noun count 1. ) the skin and fur of a bear: a bearskin coat a bearskin rug 2. ) a tall black fur hat that some British soldiers wear as part of their uniform for special ceremonies …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bearskin — [[t]be͟ə(r)skɪn[/t]] bearskins 1) N COUNT A bearskin is a tall fur hat that is worn by some British soldiers on ceremonial occasions. 2) N COUNT A bearskin is the skin and fur of a bear …   English dictionary

  • bearskin — /bair skin /, n. 1. the skin or pelt of a bear. 2. a tall, black fur cap forming part of the dress uniform of a soldier in some armies. [1670 80; BEAR2 + SKIN] * * * …   Universalium

  • bearskin — noun a) The pelt of a bear, especially when used as a rug b) A tall ceremonial hat worn by members of some British regiments for ceremonial occasions; see busby …   Wiktionary

  • bearskin — bear|skin [ˈbeəˌskın US ˈber ] n 1.) [U and C] the skin of a bear 2.) a tall hat made of black fur, worn by some British soldiers for special ceremonies …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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