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

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Meanwhile, Prince Andrew honored his father with a snap of Philip in his ceremonial military uniform, complete with bearskin hat., "Happy 98th Birthday, Prince Philip! See How the Royal Family Is Celebrating the Queen's Husband," 10 June 2019 About 1,400 soldiers in ceremonial scarlet coats and bearskin hats marched past the queen in a ceremony on Horse Guards Parade in Westminster. Washington Post, "Pomp, parade marks Queen Elizabeth II’s official birthday," 8 June 2019 Cannons fired in a ceremonial welcome salute, and dignitaries stood and watched as the Grenadier Guards, wearing the traditional red coats and bearskin hats, marched in formation before playing the U.S. national anthem. Eli Stokols,, "Trump is all insults and gripes as European trip begins — until he meets the queen," 3 June 2019 Today, people around the world paid tribute to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin—including the Welsh Guards (yes, those men in the red uniforms and tall bearskin hats) at Buckingham Palace. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "How Buckingham Palace Paid Tribute to Aretha Franklin," 31 Aug. 2018 The president and queen then reviewed a line of Coldstream Guards wearing traditional bearskin hats before entering the castle. Julie Hirschfeld Davis,, "In changing of tone, Trump heaps praise on May as ‘tough’ and ‘capable’," 13 July 2018 Lall’s black turban featured the ceremonial cap star that matches the one on the bearskin hats worn by the other approximately 1,000 Guardsmen who participate in the Trooping. Dana Rose Falcone,, "One of the Queen's Guardsmen Wore a Turban During Trooping the Colour for the First Time Ever," 9 June 2018 As one of more than 1,000 soldiers who took part in the ceremony, Lall wore a black turban with a ceremonial cap star to match the ones on the traditional bearskin hats. Lyndsey Matthews, Harper's BAZAAR, "A Sikh Guardsman Just Became the First to March in a Turban at the Trooping the Colour," 9 June 2018 The monarch, who recently had a successful cataract operation, watched the ceremony from a dais and inspected the guardsmen in bearskin hats and scarlet tunics. Danica Kirka, The Seattle Times, "Harry and Meghan turn out for Trooping the Color spectacle," 9 June 2018

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First Known Use of bearskin

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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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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