guard hair(redirected from Guard hairs)
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Any of the long coarse hairs forming a layer that covers and protects the soft underfur of certain mammals.
(Zoology) any of the coarse hairs that form the outer fur in certain mammals, rising above the underfur
the long, usu. stiff outer hair protecting the underfur in certain animals.
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|Noun||1.||guard hair - coarse hairs that form the outer fur and protect the underfur of certain mammals|
fur - dense coat of fine silky hairs on mammals (e.g., cat or seal or weasel)
hair - a covering for the body (or parts of it) consisting of a dense growth of threadlike structures (as on the human head); helps to prevent heat loss; "he combed his hair"; "each hair consists of layers of dead keratinized cells"
poil de garde