horsehair

noun
horse·​hair | \ ˈhȯrs-ˌher How to pronounce horsehair (audio) \

Definition of horsehair

1 : the hair of a horse especially from the mane or tail
2 : cloth made from horsehair

Examples of horsehair in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the walls are streaked with water from a leaking roof, and horsehair stuffing spills out of some of the chairs. Claudine Doury, Smithsonian Magazine, "The Redemption of Rosa Bonheur," 20 Oct. 2020 Filled in with chinking made from clay and horsehair, the logs probably were covered by slats fairly early on both to protect the wood and to give a more polished appearance. Washington Post, "A rediscovered log cabin showcases one of Maryland’s forgotten Black communities," 17 Sep. 2020 Filled in with chinking made from clay and horsehair, the logs were likely covered by slats fairly early on both to protect the wood and to give a more polished appearance. Christina Tkacik, baltimoresun.com, "‘A little underdog’: A rediscovered log cabin with a mysterious past in Hagerstown showcases a forgotten Black community," 30 Aug. 2020 Size: 958 square feet Price per square foot: $625 Indoors: The home’s Colonial-era patina is enshrined in its 12-inch-wide pine floorboards and walls of plaster fortified with horsehair. Julie Lasky, New York Times, "$600,000 Homes in Rhode Island, Colorado and Maryland," 22 Apr. 2020 This horsehair brush is an excellent tool to send scattered debris to the bin: pistachio shells, three-hole-punch chads, soil from the succulent garden. Boone Ashworth, Wired, "Essential Gear For Keeping Your Workspace Tidy," 18 Feb. 2020 Beyond the dapper clothes, his portable shoeshine station also reflects a certain classic charm, with a wooden sandwich board that points to a vintage shoeshine chair next to a cart topped with horsehair brushes and high-end shoe polishes and waxes. René A. Guzman, ExpressNews.com, "San Antonio shoe shiner Craig Berkenkamp adds new luster to an old trade, counts Mayor Nirenberg as client," 18 Jan. 2020 Featuring quality horsehair brushes, neutral and black polish, a wooden shoe horn, a shining cloth, and a lifetime warranty, this choice is a great value. Popular Science, "Shoe care kits to keep your favorite pairs kicking," 19 Sep. 2019 Bushels of whisk brooms, made of straw and horsehair and boar hair, lie on shelves. Annie Correal, New York Times, "The Secret Shop of Forgotten New York Treasures," 1 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of horsehair

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Horsehair.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/horsehair. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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More Definitions for horsehair

horsehair

noun
How to pronounce horsehair (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of horsehair

: hair from the mane or tail of a horse

horsehair

noun
horse·​hair | \ ˈhȯrs-ˌher How to pronounce horsehair (audio) \

Kids Definition of horsehair

1 : the hair of a horse especially from the mane or tail
2 : a cloth made from horsehair

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