Definition of Busby

1. Noun. Tall hat; worn by some British soldiers on ceremonial occasions.

Exact synonyms: Bearskin, Shako
Generic synonyms: Chapeau, Hat, Lid

Definition of Busby

1. n. A military headdress or cap, used in the British army. It is of fur, with a bag, of the same color as the facings of the regiment, hanging from the top over the right shoulder.

Definition of Busby

1. Noun. A fur hat worn by certain soldiers and brass bands ¹

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Definition of Busby

1. a tall fur hat [n -BIES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Busby

bus stations
bus stop
bus stops
bus terminal
bus ticket
bus topology
bus traffic
bus trap
bus traps
busby (current term)

Literary usage of Busby

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

1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1886)
"In 1786 busby and Arnold brought out a 'Musical Dictionary,' the success of which ... About the same time busby completed a translation of Lucretius into ..."

2. A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and Thomas Bayly Howell by Thomas Bayly Howell (1816)
"The names of which gentlemen of the Grand Jury, which found the bill of Indictment, Sec. against George busby, were as follows :—Sir Henry Every of Egginton ..."

3. Historical Memorials of Westminster Abbey by Arthur Penrhyn Stanley (1882)
"Looking down the Transept are three notable monuments, united chiefly by the bond of Westminster School, but also by busby, that of learning and wit—busby, ..."

4. Cobbett's Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High by William Cobbett, David Jardine (1810)
"Mr. busby, notwithstanding I must proceed to try you, the Grand Jury having ... busby. I had not my Habeas Corpus, and so am deprived of my witnesses to ..."

5. The Revised Reports: Being a Republication of Such Cases in the English by Frederick Pollock, Robert Campbell, Oliver Augustus Saunders, Arthur Beresford Cane, Joseph Gerald Pease, William Bowstead, Great Britain Courts (1903)
"busby. (o Beav. 193—200; SC 12 LJ Ch. 105.) A decree made in the absence of a material party, but without prejudice to bis rights and interests. ..."

6. London by Charles Knight (1851)
"When the great quarrel took place between Dr. busby and his second master, Bagshawe, which ended in the latter's dismissal, the severity of the former's ..."

7. The Parliamentary Debates: Official Report by Northern Ireland Parliament. House of Commons (1867)
"It was only what was due to Mr. busby. It was only a few months ago that he (Mr."O'Neill) had the pleasure to preside at a public meeting at which the most ..."

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