Meaning of bear-leader in English:

bear-leader

Pronunciation /ˈbɛːˌliːdə/

noun

  • 1A person who takes care of bears, training and managing them for displays of public entertainment, such as baiting and dancing. Compare bearward . Now chiefly historical.

  • 2historical A tutor and chaperone to a wealthy young man travelling abroad, especially in Europe. Compare "bear".

Origin

Early 16th century. From bear + leader.