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guard hair

  1. 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
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Historical Examples

  • 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

guard hair

  1. any of the coarse hairs that form the outer fur in certain mammals, rising above the underfur
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