Definition of bearskin
: an article made of the skin of a bear; especially : a military hat made of the skin of a bear
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The bearskins probably came from Iceland or northern Norway.
Today’s cap was introduced after a regiment defeated Napoleon’s Guard at Waterloo and was allowed the privilege of wearing bearskin.
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BEARSKIN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bearskin for English Language Learners
: the skin and fur of a bear
: a tall, black fur hat worn in ceremonies by some British soldiers
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