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Definition of "bearskin" [bear•skin]

  • Something, such as a rug, made from the skin of a bear. (noun)
  • A tall military hat made of black fur. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bearskin" in a sentence
  • "Wrapping myself in my shaggy jacket of the cloth called bearskin, I fought my way against the stubborn storm."
  • "I wince when I recall the bearskin she draped over the sofa in her gubernatorial office."
  • "a sufficient amount of rope the last bearskin was cut up into strips, as it was necessary to have nearly a hundred feet, and the bearskin was a much-needed addition to the small quantity of ramie cord which they had on hand."