guard hair

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noun

the long, usually stiff outer hair protecting the underfur in certain animals.

Nearby words

  1. guard,
  2. guard band,
  3. guard cell,
  4. guard dog,
  5. guard duty,
  6. guard of honor,
  7. guard pin,
  8. guard ring,
  9. guard's van,
  10. guardafui

Origin of guard hair

First recorded in 1910–15

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British Dictionary definitions for guard hair

guard hair

noun

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