bearskin

noun

bear·​skin ˈber-ˌskin How to pronounce bearskin (audio)
: 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 Kate's ensemble perfectly matched the plumes worn in the bearskin caps by the 1st Battalion Irish Guards. Stephanie Petit, Peoplemag, 30 Dec. 2023 The image showed the Queen giggling next to Philip, dressed in his military uniform, complete with a tall bearskin hat. Stephanie Petit, Peoplemag, 26 June 2023 William, who turns 41 on Wednesday, wore his official uniform of the high-ranking, honorary officer role and a tall bearskin hat. Simon Perry, Peoplemag, 17 June 2023 Hours later, the queen's coffin was lifted from Westminster Hall to the State Gun carriage by the late monarch's Grenadier Guards, famed around the world for their distinctive tall bearskin caps and red jackets. Patrick Smith, NBC News, 19 Sep. 2022 The year is 2003 and Philip stands in full ceremonial uniform and a traditional bearskin cap, ready to accompany the queen to a ceremony at Windsor Castle. Washington Post, 11 Apr. 2021 Princess Kate's ensemble perfectly matched the plumes worn in the bearskin caps by the 1st Battalion Irish Guards. Stephanie Petit, Peoplemag, 17 Mar. 2023 In legend, berserkers often dressed in the hides of the wild animals from whom they were said to derive their savage power — typically wolves or bears (their name comes from the old Norse word berserkr, meaning bearskin or bear-shirt). Stephen C. George, Discover Magazine, 21 Mar. 2022 Henry Dynov-Teixeira, eight, was all dressed up for the occasion in a bright red suit and hat just like the bearskin ones worn by the personal troops to the Sovereign. Victoria Murphy, Town & Country, 1 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bearskin was before the 12th century

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“Bearskin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bearskin. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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bearskin

noun
bear·​skin ˈba(ə)r-ˌskin How to pronounce bearskin (audio)
ˈbe(ə)r-
: an article made of the skin of a bear

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