Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Something, such as a rug, made from the skin of a bear.
  • noun A tall military hat made of black fur.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The skin of a bear.
  • noun A coarse shaggy woolen cloth for overcoats.
  • noun A tall cap made of black fur forming part of the uniform of some military bodies, as of the Guards in the British army and of soldiers of various organizations elsewhere.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The skin of a bear.
  • noun A coarse, shaggy, woolen cloth for overcoats.
  • noun A cap made of bearskin, esp. one worn by soldiers.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The pelt of a bear, especially when used as a rug.
  • noun A tall ceremonial hat worn by members of some British regiments for ceremonial occasions; a busby.
  • noun dated A coarse, shaggy, woollen cloth for overcoats.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun tall hat; worn by some British soldiers on ceremonial occasions
  • noun the pelt of a bear (sometimes used as a rug)

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Wrapping myself in my shaggy jacket of the cloth called bearskin, I fought my way against the stubborn storm.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • Wrapping myself in my shaggy jacket of the cloth called bearskin, I fought my way against the stubborn storm.

    Moby Dick, or, the whale

  • Wrapping myself in my shaggy jacket of the cloth called bearskin, I fought my way against the stubborn storm.

    Moby Dick: or, the White Whale

  • Wrapping myself in my shaggy jacket of the cloth called bearskin, I fought my way against the stubborn storm.

    Moby-Dick, or, The Whale

  • I wince when I recall the bearskin she draped over the sofa in her gubernatorial office.

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  • I wince when I recall the bearskin she draped over the sofa in her gubernatorial office.

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  • I wince when I recall the bearskin she draped over the sofa in her gubernatorial office.

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  • a sufficient amount of rope the last bearskin was cut up into strips, as it was necessary to have nearly a hundred feet, and the bearskin was a much-needed addition to the small quantity of ramie cord which they had on hand.

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  • A bearskin-coated policeman stepped prominently to the fore, watch in hand.

    A DAUGHTER OF THE AURORA

  • He quit a phrase midmost to listen to the something new he heard in her voice, then slid noiselessly across the room to join Leo at full length on the bearskin.

    CHAPTER XXIII

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  • "The Ministry of Defence has met an animal rights group to discuss alternatives to the bearskin hats worn by guards at Buckingham Palace. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) has approached Vivienne Westwood and Stella McCartney to design a new shape for the 18ins hat.

    The charity has previously called for fake fur to be used, but said the MoD was not happy with prototype designs. The MoD said it was 'actively looking for alternatives' to using bearskin."

    - 'MoD discusses bearskin hat plan', BBC website, 2 Sep 2008.

    September 7, 2008

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    September 7, 2008

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