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horse·hair

 (hôrs′hâr′)
n.
1. The hair of a horse, especially from the mane or tail.
2. Cloth made of the hair of horses.

horsehair

(ˈhɔːsˌhɛə)
n
(Textiles)
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.

horse•hair

(ˈhɔrsˌhɛər)

n.
1. a hair or the hair of a horse, esp. from the mane or tail.
2. a sturdy fabric woven of this hair.
[1275–1325]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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"
Translations
شَعْرَه، عُرْف
žíně
hestehårhestehårs-
lószõr
hrosshár
vlásiez vlásia
at kılı

horsehair

[ˈhɔːshɛəʳ] Ncrin f

horsehair

[ˈhɔːrshɛər] ncrin m

horsehair

[ˈhɔːsˌhɛəʳ] ncrine m (di cavallo)

horse

(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 ?
They had lank black hair, almost like horsehair, and seemed as they sat to exceed in stature any race of men I have seen.
Most of the sitting-room was taken up by the sideboard and a square table; against one wall was a sofa covered with horsehair, and by the fireplace an arm-chair to match: there was a white antimacassar over the back of it, and on the seat, because the springs were broken, a hard cushion.
In early June, when the sand hills were a great glory of pink wild roses, and the Glen was smothered in apple blossoms, Marilla arrived at the little house, accompanied by a black horsehair trunk, patterned with brass nails, which had reposed undisturbed in the Green Gables garret for half a century.
Much as if one nostril was caught up with a horsehair and a little fish-hook.
On such an afternoon some score of members of the High Court of Chancery bar ought to be--as here they are--mistily engaged in one of the ten thousand stages of an endless cause, tripping one another up on slippery precedents, groping knee-deep in technicalities, running their goat-hair and horsehair warded heads against walls of words and making a pretence of equity with serious faces, as players might.
Out came Meg, with gray horsehair hanging about her face, a red and black robe, a staff, and cabalistic signs upon her cloak.
HOW WELL I REMEMBER the stiff little parlour where I used to wait for Lena: the hard horsehair furniture, bought at some auction sale, the long mirror, the fashion-plates on the wall.
With this he flew at Alexandrus, caught him by the horsehair plume of his helmet, and began dragging him towards the Achaeans.
Walls all decorated with horsehair bridles--scores of them--hundreds of them.
Strongly attached to the same beam was what appeared to be an end of a rope of braided horsehair, which had been cut by the bullet in its passage to the knot.
And I sat down upon a kind of horsehair slab, or perch, of which there were two within; and looked, without any expression of countenance whatever, at some friends who had come on board with us, and who were crushing their faces into all manner of shapes by endeavouring to squeeze them through the small doorway.
Rance sat down on the horsehair sofa, and knitted his brows as though determined not to omit anything in his narrative.