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unhair

[uhn-hair] /ʌnˈhɛər/
verb (used with object)
1.
to remove the hair from, as a hide in preparation for tanning.
2.
to remove the guard hairs from, as for a pelt or animal skin to be made into a garment.
verb (used without object)
3.
to become hairless:
After soaking, the hides unhair easily.
Origin of unhair
1350-1400
First recorded in 1350-1400, unhair is from the Middle English word unheeren. See un-2, hair
Related forms
unhairer, noun
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  • By changing the type of spiral knife cylinder the machine will unhair, flesh or scud.

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British Dictionary definitions for unhair

unhair

/ʌnˈhɛə/
verb
1.
to remove the hair from (a hide)
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