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 (băl-môr′əl, -mŏr′-)
1. A brimless Scottish cap that has a flat, round top and usually a pompom attached to the center.
2. often balmoral A heavy, laced walking shoe.

[After Balmoral Castle in northeast Scotland.]
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n (sometimes not capital)
1. (Clothing & Fashion) a laced walking shoe
2. (Clothing & Fashion) a 19th-century woollen petticoat, worn showing below the skirt
3. (Clothing & Fashion) Also called: bluebonnet a Scottish brimless hat traditionally of dark blue wool with a cockade and plume on one side
[C19: named after Balmoral Castle]


(Placename) a castle in NE Scotland, in SW Aberdeenshire: a private residence of the British sovereign
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(bælˈmɔr əl, -ˈmɒr əl)

1. a woman's short walking boot with laces, worn in the 19th century.
2. (often cap.) a wide, brimless Scottish cap.
[1855–60; after Balmoral Castle in Scotland]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Balmoral - a sturdy laced walking shoebalmoral - a sturdy laced walking shoe    
shoe - footwear shaped to fit the foot (below the ankle) with a flexible upper of leather or plastic and a sole and heel of heavier material
2.Balmoral - a brimless dark blue Scottish cap with a flat top and a plume on one sideBalmoral - a brimless dark blue Scottish cap with a flat top and a plume on one side
cap - a tight-fitting headdress
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References in classic literature ?
Simon, second son of the Duke of Balmoral, and Miss Hatty Doran, the only daughter of Aloysius Doran.
As it is an open secret that the Duke of Balmoral has been compelled to sell his pictures within the last few years, and as Lord St.
Aloysius Doran, the Duchess of Balmoral, Lord Backwater, Lord Eustace and Lady Clara St.
Before they reached us, however, Desborough's bolt was shot, and the Colonel's horse, coming away with a rush, passed the post a good six lengths before its rival, the Duke of Balmoral's Iris making a bad third.
The pin that had been his from boyhood, where he had flung his balmoral when he loitered home from the Academy, and his first hat when he came briskly back from college or the office - his pin was occupied.
Sir Launcelot met up with old King Agrivance of Ireland unexpectedly last weok over on the moor south of Sir Balmoral le Merveilleuse's hog dasture.
It came out in evidence that, in partnership with Colonel Moran, he had actually won as much as four hundred and twenty pounds in a sitting, some weeks before, from Godfrey Milner and Lord Balmoral. So much for his recent history as it came out at the inquest.
The Prince says Balmoral, the Queen's estate in the Scottish Highlands, is "one of the most heavenly places on earth".
In these times of educational and adolescent turmoil, Balmoral Hall School provides a secure, caring, educational environment for parents and students who value academic achievement and personal success.
"Keeping Timmins chewing," could easily be the motto of Balmoral Dental Laboratories Ltd.
Taking the reserve inhand honours was Her Majesty the Queen's Balmoral Serene, brought out by Sylvia Ormiston.