bear leader


Definition of bear leader

: one that takes charge of a young man on cultural travels : a traveling tutor sent with a bear leader to the continent for years to be ripened— P. E. More

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History and Etymology for bear leader

bear entry 1, from the way trained bears were led around on a chain by their masters

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“Bear leader.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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