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1. The hair of a horse, especially from the mane or tail.
2. Cloth made of the hair of horses.


a. hair taken chiefly from the tail or mane of a horse, used in upholstery and for fabric, etc
b. (as modifier): a horsehair mattress.



1. a hair or the hair of a horse, esp. from the mane or tail.
2. a sturdy fabric woven of this hair.
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Noun1.horsehair - hair taken from the mane or tail of a horse
animal fiber, animal fibre - fiber derived from animals
2.horsehair - a fabric made from fibers taken from the mane or tail of horses; used for upholstery
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
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(hoːs) noun
1. a large four-footed animal which is used to pull carts etc or to carry people etc.
2. a piece of apparatus used for jumping, vaulting etc in a gymnasium.
ˈhorse-box noun
an enclosed vehicle etc used for carrying horses.
ˈhorsefly noun
a large fly that bites horses etc.
ˈhorsehair noun, adjective
(of) the hair from a horse's mane or tail. The mattress is stuffed with horsehair; a horsehair mattress.
ˈhorsemanfeminine ˈhorsewoman noun
a rider, especially a skilled one. She is a very competent horsewoman.
ˈhorsemanship noun
ˈhorseplay noun
rough and noisy behaviour or play.
ˈhorsepower (usually abbreviated to h.p.when written) noun
a standard unit used to measure the power of engines, cars etc.
horseshoe (ˈhoːʃʃuː) noun
1. a curved iron shoe for a horse.
2. something in the shape of a horseshoe. The bride was presented with a lucky silver horseshoe.
on horseback
riding on a horse. The soldiers rode through the town on horseback.
(straight) from the horse's mouth
from a well-informed and reliable source. I got that story straight from the horse's mouth.
References in classic literature ?
As soon as her papa had tranquillized his mind by becoming this shorn lamb, and they had removed to a furnished lodging in Hatton Garden (where I found the children, when I afterwards went there, cutting the horse hair out of the seats of the chairs and choking themselves with it), Caddy had brought about a meeting between him and old Mr.
They're hand-formed, then they are fired, then they are glazed, then I decorate them with horse hair, elk hair, wild bird feathers, mountain sage and precious stones," explained Meili.
We have simply sent some old horse hair building materials off for testing.
In addition, New Yorkers Daniel Holguin and Victoria Simes' jewellery 4 architecture competition resulted in some amazing creations from the students in unusual materials including horse hair, yarn, human hair and chains.
Eustace Rogers would cure cow hides for the outside of the shell and was particular about the wood he would use to make the frame, reportedly preferring willow and hazel tied with horse hair.
My bathroom is littered with half-finished packets of natural laxatives, a horse hair brush hanging limply on the shower (to stimulate the removal of cellulite.
Beeswax for buttonholes, canvas made of horse hair, fabrics with gold thread and diamonds encrusted in them and other expensive fabric like guanashina and vicuna, a rare fabric more expensive than gold, are but a few befitting building blocks that make up a high-end Comelie London.
Germans, Mexicans, Italians, Americans," said Castellano, who spent years studying the African-based faith of ancestral spirits and shrines teeming with fruit, horse hair, ribbons and rum.
There is evidence that brushes made of horse hair, twigs, and feathers were used to make distinct marks or for blending.
If you take into account the rate of growth for horse hair and the metabolic rate, the location at which the elevated arsenic concentration was found indicates that the horse must have eaten and metabolized the arsenic," explains Kempson.
The fashion was for straight hair with a kiss curl a la Cilla Black and I had only just managed to get it to fall right with the aid of sticky tape and spit when I had to endure a Twink which gave me a head full of frizz of the same texture as the horse hair stuffing in our old sofa.
Creating exquisite, offbeat work in unusual materials -- think coconut shell, horse hair, velvet and horn, Ochre's products epitomise the sort of functional, pared-down aesthetic you would associate with the Arts and Crafts Movement of the 19th century.