haircloth

noun
hair·​cloth | \ ˈher-ˌklȯth How to pronounce haircloth (audio) \

Definition of haircloth

: any of various stiff wiry fabrics especially of horsehair or camel hair used for upholstery or for stiffening in garments

First Known Use of haircloth

1500, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about haircloth

Statistics for haircloth

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for haircloth

The first known use of haircloth was in 1500

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on haircloth

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with haircloth

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about haircloth

Comments on haircloth

What made you want to look up haircloth? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a secret plot to overthrow a government

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Latin Quiz

  • roman forum
  • Which of the following months comes from a Latin word for “ten”?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!