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Balmoral

[bal-mawr-uh l, -mor-uh l] /bælˈmɔr əl, -ˈmɒr əl/
noun
1.
a colored woolen petticoat, formerly worn under a skirt and draped so that portions of it could be seen.
2.
(lowercase). Also called bal. an ankle-high shoe, laced in front.
3.
a brimless Scottish cap with a flat top that projects all around the head.
Compare tam-o'-shanter.
Origin of Balmoral
1855-1860
First recorded in 1855-60; after Balmoral Castle in Scotland
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  • He'll never build himself a Balmoral,' said the millionaire with a sneer.

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  • Sarah looked at him, then towards Balmoral, and then she turned to him again.

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  • I will go back to Balmoral;' and she turned to go up the hill.

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  • But Sarah was wrong, for when the time came there was no gladness at Balmoral.

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  • Meanwhile the night at Balmoral had not been much more restful.

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British Dictionary definitions for Balmoral

Balmoral1

/bælˈmɒrəl/
noun (sometimes not capital)
1.
a laced walking shoe
2.
a 19th-century woollen petticoat, worn showing below the skirt
3.
Also called bluebonnet. a Scottish brimless hat traditionally of dark blue wool with a cockade and plume on one side
Word Origin
C19: named after Balmoral Castle

Balmoral2

/bælˈmɒrəl/
noun
1.
a castle in NE Scotland, in SW Aberdeenshire: a private residence of the British sovereign
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