the long, usually stiff outer hair protecting the underfur in certain animals.
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Origin of guard hair
First recorded in 1910–15
Words nearby guard hair
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Example sentences from the Web for guard hair
This is called the top-hair, over-hair, guard-hair or protective hair.Principles and Practice of Fur Dressing and Fur Dyeing|William E. Austin
British Dictionary definitions for guard hair
any of the coarse hairs that form the outer fur in certain mammals, rising above the underfur
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