horsehair

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English hors her, horshere, hors-here, hors heer (also hors-hore), equivalent to horse +‎ hair. Compare Old Norse hross-hár (horsehair).

Noun[edit]

horsehair (countable and uncountable, plural horsehairs)

  1. The hair of a horse, especially from the mane and tail, used for upholstery.
  2. A fabric made from this.
    Synonym: haircloth

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