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horsehair

[hawrs-hair] /ˈhɔrsˌhɛər/
noun
1.
a hair or the hair of a horse, especially from the mane or tail.
2.
a sturdy, glossy fabric woven of this hair.
adjective
3.
of or relating to horsehair:
a horsehair mattress.
Origin of horsehair
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English hors here. See horse, hair
Related forms
horsehaired, adjective
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horsehair

/ˈhɔːsˌhɛə/
noun
1.
  1. hair taken chiefly from the tail or mane of a horse, used in upholstery and for fabric, etc
  2. (as modifier): a horsehair mattress
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n.

late 14c., from horse (n.) + hair.

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