bearskin

[ bair-skin ]
/ ˈbɛərˌskɪn /

noun

the skin or pelt of a bear.
a tall, black fur cap forming part of the dress uniform of a soldier in some armies.

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Origin of bearskin

First recorded in 1670–80; bear2 + skin
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British Dictionary definitions for bearskin

bearskin
/ (ˈbɛəˌskɪn) /

noun

the pelt of a bear, esp when used as a rug
a tall helmet of black fur worn by certain regiments in the British Army
a rough shaggy woollen cloth, used for overcoats
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