guard hair

noun
the long, usually stiff outer hair protecting the underfur in certain animals.

Origin:
1910–15

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guard hair
 
n
any of the coarse hairs that form the outer fur in certain mammals, rising above the underfur

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Example sentences
Some llamas and alpacas are softer than others because they have less guard
  hair.
Fur is dense and rich brown with a coarse guard hair overlay and thick
  waterproof under-layer.
One type of hair is called guard hair and the other called under fur.
Underneath the guard hair is another layer of fur that stays completely dry.
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