Meaning of “balaclava” in the English Dictionary

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"balaclava" in English

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balaclavanoun [ C ]

uk /ˌbæl.əˈklɑː.və/ us /ˌbæl.əˈklɑː.və/

Examples from literature

  • I rolled myself round with straw, and still retaining all my clothes, greatcoat, balaclava, muffler, trench boots, I went to sleep. 
  • It was Wilson's pleasant conceit to keep his balaclava rolled up, so that his face was bare, on such occasions, being somewhat proud of the fact that he had not, as yet, been frost-bitten. 
  • Luckily we had a pickaxe and a shovel lying out behind the house, so taking off my sheepskin jacket and balaclava, I started off to excavate the hole which I proposed should form a sort of cellar. 

(Definition of “balaclava” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)