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Definitions for balaclava
ˌbæl əˈklɑ vəbal·a·cla·va

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  1. balaclava, balaclava helmetnoun

    a cap that is close-fitting and woolen and covers all of the head but the face


  1. balaclavanoun

    A warm cap shielding the neck and head, often made out of wool.

  2. Etymology: * from Balaklava in the Crimea type of ski mask used by British troops in bitter cold weather, from balıklava.


  1. balaclava

    A balaclava is a form of headgear that covers the whole head, face, and neck, with openings for the eyes and sometimes the mouth. It is typically made of wool or synthetic materials, and is often used in cold weather or for protection in certain activities such as skiing, cycling, or motorcycling. It is also used by some military forces and police units.


  1. Balaclava

    A balaclava, also known as a balaclava helmet or ski mask, is a form of cloth headgear that covers the whole head, exposing only part of the face. Often, only the eyes, or eyes and mouth, are left exposed. The name "balaclava" comes from the town of Balaklava, near Sevastopol in Crimea, Ukraine.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of balaclava in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of balaclava in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of balaclava in a Sentence

  1. Seydou Dembele:

    We saw two of the attackers. One was wearing a balaclava. The other was black-skinned. They forced the first barrier.

  2. Harvey Fineberg:

    I'm not going to wear a surgical mask, because clinicians need those, but I have a nice western-style bandana I might wear. Or I have a balaclava. I have some pretty nice options.

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