unhair

[ uhn-hair ]
/ ʌnˈhɛər /

verb (used with object)

to remove the hair from, as a hide in preparation for tanning.
to remove the guard hairs from, as for a pelt or animal skin to be made into a garment.

verb (used without object)

to become hairless: After soaking, the hides unhair easily.

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Origin of unhair

First recorded in 1350–1400, unhair is from the Middle English word unheeren.See un-2, hair

OTHER WORDS FROM unhair

un·hair·er, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for unhair

  • By changing the type of spiral knife cylinder the machine will unhair, flesh or scud.

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British Dictionary definitions for unhair

unhair
/ (ʌnˈhɛə) /

verb

to remove the hair from (a hide)
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