adjective, bris·tli·er, bris·tli·est.
- bristlecone pine,
- bristly sarsaparilla,
- bristol board,
- bristol channel,
- bristol fashion
Origin of bristly
Examples from the Web for bristly
Hazily I could see scores of the bristly, manlike fish when I opened my eyes and glanced through the walls.
He crumpled the assignment memo into a small, hard ball and hurled it at the bristly image of himself in the bar mirror.Postmark Ganymede|Robert Silverberg
But Dopping was not to be beat He's a bristly old bear at times, but he always was a gentleman.Our Casualty And Other Stories|James Owen Hannay, AKA George A. Birmingham
It is a slightly-branched plant, from one to four feet high, clothed with stiff, bristly hairs.
The fruit is comparatively large, and granulated, but not bristly, and it droops by the bending of the pedicel.