Adjective "balaclavas" definition and examples

(Balaclavas may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


A close-fitting garment covering the whole head and neck except for parts of the face, typically made of wool.
  1. 'Do you agree with the policy to make youngsters remove balaclavas or hoods?'
  2. 'Actually, the faces were barely visible - just the eyes through the slits in the woollen balaclavas they wore.'
  3. 'The raiders are described as white and were wearing black clothes, balaclavas and gloves.'
  4. 'The gunman wore a light blue tracksuit and a balaclava of the same colour with the eyes and mouth cut out.'
  5. 'The man with the gun, clad from head to toe in black clothing and wearing a balaclava underneath the hood of his coat, asked for money.'
  6. 'Gardaí said the assailants wore balaclavas and motorcycle helmets and made their getaway on a black motorcycle.'
  7. 'She had just walked out of a beauty salon when she was attacked by six men wearing balaclavas and dark clothing.'
  8. 'Three men, wearing boilersuits and balaclavas, were involved in the raid, which left a security guard slightly injured.'
  9. 'Police patrols in south Manchester will force suspicious characters to remove balaclavas and hoods after a teenager was shot and killed.'
  10. 'They were all wearing balaclavas, dark close-fitting clothes and short bomber-style jackets.'

More definitions

1. a close-fitting, knitted cap that covers the head, neck, and tops of the shoulders, worn especially by mountain climbers, soldiers, skiers, etc.

More examples(as adjective)

"eggs can be balaclavas."

"weapons can be balaclavas."

"pads can be balaclavas."


(balaclava)Late 19th century (worn originally by soldiers on active service in the Crimean War): named after the port of Balaclava in the Crimea (see Balaclava, Battle of).