- full whiskers and a mustache worn with the chin clean-shaven.
Origin of burnsides
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Historical Examples of burnsides
In summer they were always on the hills and by the burnsides.The Gold Of Fairnilee
Burnsides delay at the bridge could not have been more fortunate for Lee if he had fixed its duration himself.
Burnsides plan had been to renew the battle, but the overwhelming opinion of the other officers prevailed.
General Sumner (who led the advance of Burnsides army) held this opinion but he had not received orders to cross the river.
In front of this wall the previous year, nearly 6,000 of Burnsides men had fallen, and it was not carried.
- US thick side whiskers worn with a moustache and clean-shaven chin
Word Origin for burnsides
Word Origin and History for burnsides
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.