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yash·mak

also yash·mac  (yäsh-mäk′, yăsh′măk)
n.
A veil worn by Muslim women to cover the face in public.

[Turkish yaşmak.]

yashmak

(ˈjæʃmæk) or

yashmac

n
(Islam) the face veil worn by Muslim women when in public
[C19: from Arabic]

yash•mak

or yash•mac or yas•mak

(yɑʃˈmɑk, ˈyæʃ mæk)

n.
the veil worn by Muslim women.
[1835–45; < Turkish yaşmak]

yashmak

A veil worn by Muslim women to cover the face when in public.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.yashmak - the face veil worn by Muslim womenyashmak - the face veil worn by Muslim women  
head covering, veil - a garment that covers the head and face
Translations
يَشْمَق: حِجاب المَرأه
jašmak
yashmak
arcfátyol
blæja
čadra
jašmaksparandža
maramaveozarвеозар

yashmak

[ˈjæʃmæk] Nvelo m (de musulmana)

yashmak

nSchleier m (von Moslemfrauen)

yashmak

[ˈjæʃmæk] nvelo (indossato dalle donne musulmane)

yashmak

(ˈjӕʃmӕk) noun
a veil worn by Moslem women, covering the face below the eyes.
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For example, the above referred to Boulden describes in 1855 Turkish women as "ghosts": "The ferigee and yashmak impart a very singular and sepulchral appearance to the Turkish women, making them look as though they had just arisen from beneath the marble slabs that adorn their own cypress-shaded cemeteries" (56) or for Edward Frederic Benson in Crescent and Iron Cross as late as 1918 Turks are a tumor: "we can make a far truer phrase than Lord Aberdeen's.
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The Warren Place handler has saddled five winners of this Group Two contest over the years and while Yashmak was the last to score 13 years ago, Principal Role can break the drought.
For Ataturk, both the fez and the yashmak (a transparent veil covering the lower half of the face, worn by women) were detrimental to Turkey's desired image, which was one of forward-thinking modernity, on a par with the West.
Four years ago the first of the women only beach clubs -- called Yashmak -- opened up and others quickly followed.
There is a requirement to shower before entering the pool; to cap it all, the parents then swapped over, with the mother entering the pool fully clothed, with yashmak, the lot.
They were the ones who had to read in Latin alphabet the next day, although they were writing in Arabic script the day before; they were the ones who had to regulate the degree of intimacy with great caution and meticulous attention as they danced with men who were total strangers to them; those who looked properly dressed although they gave up the yashmak and the carshaf.
I WAS amazed to read about Corrie actress Eileen Derbyshire visiting her friend in a yashmak (Sunday People last week).
Fallon, who rides warm order Yashmak in today's Irish Oaks, had earlier been required to pull out all the stops to squeeze home on Tracking, beating Prose by a head.
While pawing pages in search of those definitions I happened upon the enchanting and new-to-me noun yashmak, which identifies the veil worn by Moslem women to cover the face in public.
Examples are Lester Piggott Yashmak Cecil's first Grade 1 winner in the US, the filly landing the Flower Bowl Invitational Handicap at Belmont Park in October 1997.