[hair-trig-er] /ˈhɛərˌtrɪg ər/
easily activated or set off; reacting immediately to the slightest provocation or cause:
a hair-trigger temper.
a trigger that allows the firing mechanism of a firearm to be operated by very slight pressure.
a trigger of a firearm that responds to very slight pressure
1830, originally a secondary trigger in a firearm which sprung free a mechanism (hair) which, when set, allowed the main trigger (n.) to be released by very slight force. Figurative use by 1841.
[hair-weev] /ˈhɛərˌwiv/ noun 1. the process of hairweaving. 2. a hairpiece attached by hairweaving.
[hair-wee-ving] /ˈhɛərˌwi vɪŋ/ noun 1. the attachment of matching hair to a base of nylon thread interwoven with a person’s own hair, as to cover a bald area or to add length: Three of the makeovers involved hairweaving. /ˈhɛəˌwiːvɪŋ/ noun 1. the interweaving of false hair with the hair on a balding person’s head
[hair-wurm] /ˈhɛərˌwɜrm/ noun 1. any small, slender of the family Trichostrongylidae, parasitic in the alimentary canals of various animals. /ˈhɛəˌwɜːm/ noun 1. any hairlike nematode worm of the family Trichostrongylidae, such as the stomach worm, parasitic in the intestines of vertebrates 2. Also called horsehair worm. any very thin long worm of the phylum (or […]
- Hair wrap
noun phrase A hair braid interwoven with colored thread: doing hair wraps, those vaguely Rastafarian braids woven with Technicolor threads (1990s+)