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- a story, experience, etc., that is terrifying or thrilling.
Origin of hair-raiser
First recorded in 1895–1900
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for hair-raiser
Consider me as one of the public,” he said, “and give me a hair-raiser.
We bowled along as easy as ninepins, but the pace was a hair-raiser.