Definition of Balaclava

1. Noun. A cap that is close-fitting and woolen and covers all of the head but the face.

Exact synonyms: Balaclava Helmet
Generic synonyms: Cap



Definition of Balaclava

1. Noun. A warm cap shielding the neck and head, often made out of wool. ¹

2. Noun. (chiefly Canada) A ski mask with holes for the eyes and, sometimes, the nose and mouth, which may be rolled up and worn like a toque or pulled over the face for greater protection. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Balaclava

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Balaclava

baksheeshes
baksheeshing
bakshis
bakshish
bakshished
bakshishes
bakshishing
baktun
baktuns
bakuchiol
bal
bal-chatri
bal-chatris
balaam
balachong
balaclava (current term)
balaclava helmet
balaclavas
baladin
baladine
baladines
baladins
balaenoidea
balafon
balafons
balagan
balalaika
balalaikas
balance
balance-beam

Literary usage of Balaclava

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1. The Invasion of the Crimea: Its Origin and an Account of Its Progress Down by Alexander William Kinglake (1875)
"Upon balaclava. the suggestion of Tatham, a screw line-of-battle ship — the Sanspareil, under Dacres — was sent into the harbour, and in addition to the ..."

2. Through Russia: From St. Petersburg to Astrakhan and the Crimea by Maria Guthrie, Katharine Blanche Guthrie (1874)
"Settlement of balaclava—Successive Conquerors of the Crimea—The Castle of ... THE little settlement of balaclava was born in a very remote age. ..."

3. The Invasion of the Crimea: Its Origin and an Account of Its Progress Down by Alexander William Kinglake (1880)
"The iron-bound coast in their rear forbade all contact with Extreme the shipping, except through the basin of balaclava, ness of the and this inlet was so ..."

4. A Student's History of England from the Earliest Times to the Death of Queen by Samuel Rawson Gardiner (1902)
"balaclava and Inkerman. 1854.—The stores and provisions for the British army were landed at the little port of balaclava. On October 25, a Russian army ..."

5. Battles of the Nineteenth Century by Archibald Forbes, George Alfred Henty, Arthur Griffiths (1896)
"GRIFFITHS, THE memory of balaclava will always be cherished by Englishmen ... There was more, however, in this Battle of balaclava than the charge of the ..."

6. Russia on the Black Sea and Sea of Azof: Being a Narrative of Travels in the by Henry Danby Seymour (1855)
"balaclava — Karl Hitter's views of the imi>ortance of the Black Sea in very early times — Homer's account of balaclava — The Cembalo of the Genoese — Tatar ..."

7. Proposals for and Contributions to a Ballad History of England and the by William Cox Bennett (1868)
"balaclava, balaclava, Far thy still and grassy plain Thick is strewn with England's bravest, High is heaped with England's slain; Shot and shell have done ..."

8. A History of England and the British Empire by Arthur Donald Innes (1915)
"An attack was made on the south-east, with balaclava as its objective. The balaclava, Turkish troops guarding the communications were 25th October. driven ..."

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