haircloth

[ hair-klawth, -kloth ]
/ ˈhɛərˌklɔθ, -ˌklɒθ /

noun

cloth of hair from the manes and tails of horses, woven with a cotton warp, and used for interlinings of clothes, upholstery, etc.

Origin of haircloth

First recorded in 1490–1500; hair + cloth
Also called cilice.
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haircloth

/ (ˈhɛəˌklɒθ) /

noun

a cloth woven from horsehair, used in upholstery
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