bearskin

[bair-skin]
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:
1670–80; bear2 + skin

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bearskin (ˈbɛəˌskɪn)
 
n
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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Example sentences
His moccasins were not made of bearskin, as previously believed.
He set off on his journey wearing three layers of garments and sturdy shoes with bearskin soles.
On his bed, stretched thongs supported a bearskin mattress or a straw tick.
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