a story, experience, etc., that is terrifying or thrilling.
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How to use hair-raiser in a sentence
That was a regular hair-raiser, as the fellow said when he finished the blood-and-thunder story.Frank Merriwell's Races | Burt L. Standish
Consider me as one of the public,” he said, “and give me a hair-raiser.Sport Royal | Anthony Hope
There was one more hair-raiser ahead—the appalling curve at the forks of the Goose.Held for Orders | Frank H. Spearman
As Dave said, it was truly "a hair raiser," and he felt a quick chill creep down his backbone.Marching on Niagara | Edward Stratemeyer
That panther story was a veritable hair-raiser; and we were never tired of hearing the old man tell it.A Busy Year at the Old Squire's | Charles Asbury Stephens