Etymology
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bearskin (n.)

also bear-skin, "the skin of a bear," Old English berascin; see bear (n.) + skin (n.).

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Definitions of bearskin

bearskin (n.)
the pelt of a bear (sometimes used as a rug);
bearskin (n.)
tall hat; worn by some British soldiers on ceremonial occasions;
Synonyms: busby / shako
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