American wirehair


Definition of American wirehair

  1. :  any of an uncommon breed of medium to large cats that have a dense, short coat of fur made up of hairs having a crinkled, bent, or hooked appearance The American wirehair arose as a spontaneous mutation in the 1960s in upstate New York. … Frizz, the top-winning American wirehair cat in the U.S. … — Mary Daniels, Chicago Tribune, 15 Mar. 1992

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