bear·​skin | \ ˈber-ˌskin How to pronounce bearskin (audio) \

Definition of bearskin

: an article made of the skin of a bear especially : a military hat made of the skin of a bear

Examples of bearskin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The queen and first lady stayed on the dais as the president inspected the red-uniformed and bearskin-capped Guard of Honor assembled on the castle grounds.. Hannah Yasharoff, USA TODAY, 13 June 2021 While Reynolds was lying naked on a bearskin rug, Sudeikis is stretched atop a wooden bench in Lasso's locker-room set. Clark Collis,, 8 June 2021 Those marching into place included soldiers of the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery, who were firing a gun salute, Guards regiments in scarlet tunics and bearskin hats, Highlanders in kilts and sailors in white naval hats. Time, 17 Apr. 2021 Though the funeral may have been simple by royal standards, the procession across the grounds of Windsor Castle was attended by more than 730 members of the armed forces, many in scarlet tunics and bearskin hats. Washington Post, 17 Apr. 2021 Chansley was identified as the man seen in media coverage who entered the Capitol building shirtless and wearing horns, a bearskin headdress and red-white-and-blue face paint. Sebastian Tong And Luke Mcgrath, Star Tribune, 10 Jan. 2021 The shirtless man seen in photos from the riot inside the U.S. Capitol Wednesday, dressed in tan pants and a bearskin headdress with horns, has been arrested and charged in federal court. Caitlin Mcfall, Fox News, 10 Jan. 2021 As the old and new guards faced each other, impassive under their bearskin hats, the bandleader raised his baton. Mark Landler, New York Times, 18 Jan. 2020 But Mr Johnson fits them as snugly as a bearskin hat on a guard outside Buckingham Palace. The Economist, 15 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of bearskin

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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21 Jun 2021

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“Bearskin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of bearskin

: the skin and fur of a bear
: a tall, black fur hat worn in ceremonies by some British soldiers

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