[hawrs-hair] /ˈhɔrsˌhɛər/

a hair or the hair of a horse, especially from the mane or tail.
a sturdy, glossy fabric woven of this hair.
of or relating to horsehair:
a horsehair mattress.


late 14c., from horse (n.) + hair.

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