Definition for burnside (2 of 2)
Origin of burnsides
Examples from the Web for burnside
Fortunately, President Lincoln over-ruled Burnside on the death sentences bit.
Burnside hastened in good faith his preparations for movement.Military Reminiscences of the Civil War V1|Jacob Dolson Cox
Burnside's repulse at Fredericksburg was followed by a discouraging retreat.The Nation in a Nutshell|George Makepeace Towle
On the afternoon of January 3d, a party of Monteses visited the Burnside.A Woman's Journey through the Philippines|Florence Kimball Russel
British Dictionary definitions for burnside
Word Origin for burnsides
Word Origin and History for burnside
style of facial hair consisting of side whiskers and a mustache (but clean-shaven chin), 1875 (singular; plural form from 1878; many early uses are in college and university magazines), a reference to U.S. Army Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside (1824-1881) of Civil War fame, who wore them and inspired the style. Cf. sideburns.