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bearskin

[bair-skin] /ˈbɛərˌskɪn/
noun
1.
the skin or pelt of a bear.
2.
a tall, black fur cap forming part of the dress uniform of a soldier in some armies.
Origin
1670-1680
1670-80; bear2 + skin
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British Dictionary definitions for bear skin

bearskin

/ˈbɛəˌskɪn/
noun
1.
the pelt of a bear, esp when used as a rug
2.
a tall helmet of black fur worn by certain regiments in the British Army
3.
a rough shaggy woollen cloth, used for overcoats
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