- the long, usually stiff outer hair protecting the underfur in certain animals.
Origin of guard hair
First recorded in 1910–15
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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
- any of the coarse hairs that form the outer fur in certain mammals, rising above the underfur