Burnsides



full whiskers and a mustache worn with the chin clean-shaven.
Historical Examples

The Civil War Through the Camera Henry W. (Henry William) Elson
The Civil War Through the Camera Henry W. (Henry William) Elson
The Civil War Through the Camera Henry W. (Henry William) Elson
The Civil War Through the Camera Henry W. (Henry William) Elson
The Old First Massachusetts Coast Artillery in War and Peace Frederick Morse Cutler
The Civil War Through the Camera Henry W. (Henry William) Elson
History of Kershaw’s Brigade D. Augustus Dickert
The Civil War Through the Camera Henry W. (Henry William) Elson
The Gold Of Fairnilee Andrew Lang
The History of the City of Fredericksburg, Virginia S. J. (Silvanus Jackson) Quinn

plural noun
(US) thick side whiskers worn with a moustache and clean-shaven chin
n.

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