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

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“Haircloth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/haircloth. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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