from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A sort of hood or head-covering with long ends, usually made in one piece, worn in Russia.

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  • noun A protective cone-shaped hood with lappets for wrapping around the neck, used especially by Turks and Cossacks.


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From Russian башлык (bashlyk), from Turkish başlık.


  • Though it is essentially an Aryan language like our own, and contains only a slight intermixture of Tartar words, -- such as bashlyk (a hood), kalpak


  • This fun of going twenty miles an hour had filled him with glee; but Olga lost her bashlyk, and he found it hard to guide his sled.

    Harper's Young People, December 9, 1879 An Illustrated Weekly

  • Then one of the strangers mounted the throne, where he took off his bashlyk or cap-like head covering.

    Beasts, Men and Gods

  • He dropped on his knees and took off first the sealskin bashlyk, or hood.

    The Golden Snare

  • At fifty paces, even with her face toward him, one would easily make the error of mistaking her for an Eskimo, as the sealskin bashlyk was so large that it almost entirely concealed her face except when one was very close to her.

    The Golden Snare

  • The lady in the velvet _shuba_, lined with sable or black fox, her soft velvet cap edged with costly otter, her head wrapped in a fleecy knitted shawl of goat's-down from the steppes of Orenburg, or pointed hood -- the _bashlyk_ -- of woven goat's-down from the Caucasus, has driven hither in her sledge or carriage, and has alighted to gratify the curiosity of her sons.

    Russian Rambles

  • As the sun was shining brightly, and the distance to be traversed was short, I considered that a light fur and a bashlyk -- a cloth hood which protects the ears -- would be quite sufficient to keep out the cold, and foolishly disregarded the warnings of a Russian friend who happened to call as I was about to start.


  • She slipped into a simple black velvet coat, and put a dark _bashlyk_

    Venus in Furs


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  • A traditional Turkic and Cossack cone-shaped headdress hood, usually of leather, felt, or wool; an ancient round-topped felt bonnet with lappets for wrapping around the neck.

    November 14, 2007