Definition of Bearskin

1. Noun. The pelt of a bear (sometimes used as a rug).

Generic synonyms: Fur, Pelt



2. Noun. Tall hat; worn by some British soldiers on ceremonial occasions.
Exact synonyms: Busby, Shako
Generic synonyms: Chapeau, Hat, Lid

Definition of Bearskin

1. n. The skin of a bear.

Definition of Bearskin

1. Noun. The pelt of a bear, especially when used as a rug ¹

2. Noun. A tall ceremonial hat worn by members of some British regiments for ceremonial occasions; a busby ¹

3. Noun. (dated) A coarse, shaggy, woollen cloth for overcoats. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bearskin

1. the skin of a bear [n -S]

Medical Definition of Bearskin

1. 1. The skin of a bear. 2. A coarse, shaggy, woolen cloth for overcoats. 3. A cap made of bearskin, especially. One worn by soldiers. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bearskin

bearly
bearnaise
bearnaise sauce
bearproof
bearproofed
bearproofing
bears
bears down
bears on
bears out
bears up
bears upon
bears witness
bearship
bearsite
bearskin (current term)
bearskins
bearthite
beartrap
beartraps
bearward
bearwards
bearwood
bearwoods
beast of burden
beast of prey
beastdom
beasted

Literary usage of Bearskin

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1909)
"bearskin THERE was once a young fellow who enlisted as a soldier, conducted himself bravely, and was always the foremost when it rained bullets. ..."

2. The British Essayists edited by Alexander Chalmers (1807)
"... by his cousin Mr. bearskin. On our way to the house, I perceived certain symptoms of dissatisfaction, which my friend could not help bringing forth, ..."

3. The British Essayists by James Ferguson (1823)
"... and I were invited by his cousin Mr. bearskin. On our way to the house, I perceived certain symptoms of dissatisfaction, which my friend could not help ..."

4. Rockport: The Making of a Tourist Treasure by Eleanor C. Parsons (1998)
"The boat building that had once spilled out from bearskin Neck well into the town square, was now all but gone from the scene. But the dramas enacted around ..."

5. The Horsemen of the Plains: A Story of the Great Cheyenne War by Joseph Alexander Altsheler (1910)
"... THE bearskin When Bob recovered consciousness, he was coughing violently, and what caused him to cough was snow that insisted upon entering his mouth. ..."

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