guard hair
noun Date: 1913 one of the usually long coarse hairs forming a protective coating over the undercoat of a mammal

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  • guard hair — guard′ hair n. zool. the long, usu. stiff outer hair protecting the underfur in certain animals …   From formal English to slang

  • guard hair — n. any of the coarse protective hairs in the outer fur of certain mammals …   English World dictionary

  • guard hair — noun coarse hairs that form the outer fur and protect the underfur of certain mammals • Hypernyms: ↑hair • Part Holonyms: ↑fur * * * noun : any of the long coarse hairs forming a protective coating over the underfur of a furred mammal; also : the …   Useful english dictionary

  • Guard hair — Guard hairs are the longest, most coarse hairs in a mammal s coat, forming the topcoat (or outer coat). They taper to a point and protect the undercoat from the elements. They are often water repellent and stick out above the rest of the coat.… …   Wikipedia

  • guard hair — the long, usually stiff outer hair protecting the underfur in certain animals. [1910 15] * * * …   Universalium

  • guard hair — noun long, coarse hair forming an animal s outer fur …   English new terms dictionary

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  • Camel hair — is, variously, the hair of a camel; a type of cloth made from camel hair; or a substitute for authentic camel hair; and is classified as a specialty hair fiber. When woven into haircloth, using the outer protective fur called guard hair, camel… …   Wikipedia

  • Awn hair — Awn hairs are the intermediate hairs in a mammal s coat. They are shorter than the guard hairs and longer than the down hairs. They help with insulation and protect the down hairs underneath. Most of the visible coat is made of this kind of… …   Wikipedia

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