a hair or the hair of a horse, especially from the mane or tail.
a sturdy, glossy fabric woven of this hair.
of or relating to horsehair: a horsehair mattress.
- horsehaired, adjective
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How to use horsehair in a sentence
Recesses in the crown of the helmet likely held a horsehair crest, and a pair of long feathers.Horned helmets came from Bronze Age artists, not Vikings | Philip Kiefer | January 18, 2022 | Popular-Science
Hákon Sverrisson The mattress I slept on was made from horsehair.Revisiting ‘The Visitors’: An oral history of Ragnar Kjartansson’s multimedia masterpiece | Sebastian Smee, Gabriel Florit, Joanne Lee | July 23, 2021 | Washington Post
And the other is what is called a horsehair worm that overtakes the bodies of insects.Vampires without Glitter or Girl Problems: Inside Guillermo del Toro’s ‘The Strain’ | Andrew Romano | July 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Atop the mattress and box spring, Hughes reveals two “toppers,” stuffed with cashmere, horsehair, and lambswool.Savoir Beds’ Royal State Bed: Just Perfect, If You Have $175,000 | Daniel Gross | June 27, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
There was Simpsons underwear, a My Little Pony–inspired dress, and a frock made out of rainbow horsehair.Phaedra Parks of ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ at Jeremy Scott NYFW Show | Isabel Wilkinson | February 16, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
They placed cotton and fine wool all about the room, and even endeavoured to construct small nests of wool and horsehair.Skipper Worse | Alexander Lange Kielland
A horsehair footstool, borrowed for the purpose from Mr. Diamond's parlour, was under her feet.A Charming Fellow, Volume II (of 3) | Frances Eleanor Trollope
He squeezed out the juice of flowers, made brushes of horsehair, and began to paint.The History of Modern Painting, Volume 1 (of 4) | Richard Muther
Vinegar eels, the horsehair worm, the pork worm or trichina and the dread hookworm are examples.A Civic Biology | George William Hunter
Mr. Furnival's reputation has spread itself wherever stuff gowns and horsehair wigs are held in estimation.Orley Farm | Anthony Trollope
British Dictionary definitions for horsehair
hair taken chiefly from the tail or mane of a horse, used in upholstery and for fabric, etc
(as modifier): a horsehair mattress
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