American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A warm woolen hood covering the head and neck, worn especially by mountain climbers and skiers.
- n. A similarly styled hood often covering the shoulders, as worn by soldiers and sailors or as protective clothing.
- n. A warm cap shielding the neck and head, often made out of wool.
- n. A ski mask with holes for the eyes and, sometimes, the nose and mouth, which may be rolled up and worn like a toque or pulled over the face for greater protection.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. close-fitting and woolen and covers all of the head but the face.
- n. a cap that is close-fitting and woolen and covers all of the head but the face
- From Balaklava in the Crimea; type of ski mask used by British troops in bitter cold weather, from Turkish balıklava. (Wiktionary)
- After Balaklava . (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“He was clad in woodsy camouflage and had pulled what she called a balaclava over his head, concealing all save his eyes and mouth under its khaki wool.”
“By virty, December 4, 2009 @ 11: 42 am phillip island and sandringham pubs have great counter lunches. then theres this old mate in balaclava who does authentic greek fare … …. gotta fly, ride day at the track.v. By Nautilus, December 4, 2009 @ 12: 10 pm”
“The balaclava is a safety requirement and drivers have been penalised for not wearing the garment in the past but Whincup said he had no reason to be concerned.”
“His favorite winter gear (other than his new parka) is a balaclava, which is a ski mask that has openings for the eyes, nose, and mouth to shield one from the weather.”
“On summery first single '' Horchata, '' singer Ezra Koenig gets drunk on multiculturalism, (loosely) rhyming the Mexican rice beverage of the title with '' balaclava '' and '' Masada. '”
“There's a moment of humour when the word 'balaclava' is accidentally changed to 'baklava', but apart from that, the jokes all come from the script.”
“Buffing his nails, sipping a brew, knitting a golden balaclava.”
“Reg drove in roguish silence, head low on his shoulders, a balaclava in his lap.”
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