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balaclava

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noun bal·a·cla·va \ˌba-lə-ˈklä-və, -ˈkla-\

Simple Definition of balaclava

  • : a warm hat that covers the head, neck, and most of the face

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of balaclava

  1. :  a knit cap for the head and neck —called also balaclava helmet

Origin and Etymology of balaclava

Balaclava, Crimea, site of a British encampment during the Crimean War


First Known Use: 1941


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