bearskin

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A bearskin hat

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bear +‎ skin

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bearskin (plural bearskins)

  1. The pelt of a bear, especially when used as a rug.
  2. A tall ceremonial hat worn by members of some British regiments for ceremonial occasions; a busby.
  3. (dated) A coarse, shaggy, woollen cloth for overcoats.

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