BEARSKIN (Dreadnought, Fearnought)
American terms for an overcoating cloth of shaggy face. It is not applied to any particular cloth. But all are of wool yams and made very thick.

Dictionary of the English textile terms. 2014.

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  • Bearskin — Bear skin , n. 1. The skin of a bear. [1913 Webster] 2. A coarse, shaggy, woolen cloth for overcoats. [1913 Webster] 3. A cap made of bearskin, esp. one worn by soldiers. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bearskin — from BEAR (Cf. bear) (n.) + SKIN (Cf. skin) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • bearskin — [ber′skin΄] n. 1. the pelt, fur, or hide of a bear 2. anything made from this, as a rug or coat 3. a tall fur cap worn as part of some uniforms …   English World dictionary

  • Bearskin — A bearskin is a tall fur cap, usually worn as part of a ceremonial military uniform. Traditionally, the bearskin was the headgear of grenadiers, and is still worn by regiments of grenadiers and foot guards in various armies. OriginsThe cloth caps …   Wikipedia

  • bearskin — UK [ˈbeə(r)ˌskɪn] / US [ˈberˌskɪn] noun [countable] Word forms bearskin : singular bearskin plural bearskins 1) the skin and fur of a bear a bearskin coat 2) a tall black fur hat that some British soldiers wear as part of their uniform for… …   English dictionary

  • bearskin — bear|skin [ ber,skın ] noun count 1. ) the skin and fur of a bear: a bearskin coat a bearskin rug 2. ) a tall black fur hat that some British soldiers wear as part of their uniform for special ceremonies …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bearskin — [[t]be͟ə(r)skɪn[/t]] bearskins 1) N COUNT A bearskin is a tall fur hat that is worn by some British soldiers on ceremonial occasions. 2) N COUNT A bearskin is the skin and fur of a bear …   English dictionary

  • bearskin — noun Date: 1752 an article made of the skin of a bear; especially a military hat made of the skin of a bear …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bearskin — /bair skin /, n. 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. [1670 80; BEAR2 + SKIN] * * * …   Universalium

  • bearskin — noun a) The pelt of a bear, especially when used as a rug b) A tall ceremonial hat worn by members of some British regiments for ceremonial occasions; see busby …   Wiktionary

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