Definition of Horsehair

1. Noun. Hair taken from the mane or tail of a horse.

Generic synonyms: Animal Fiber, Animal Fibre

2. Noun. A fabric made from fibers taken from the mane or tail of horses; used for upholstery.
Generic synonyms: Cloth, Fabric, Material, Textile

Definition of Horsehair

1. n. A hair of a horse, especially one from the mane or tail; the hairs of the mane or tail taken collectively; a fabric or tuft made of such hairs.

Definition of Horsehair

1. Noun. the hair of a horse, especially from the mane and tail, used for upholstery ¹

2. Noun. a fabric made from this ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Horsehair

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Medical Definition of Horsehair

1. A hair of a horse, especially one from the mane or tail; the hairs of the mane or tail taken collectively; a fabric or tuft made of such hairs. Horsehair worm, the hair worm or gordius. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Horsehair

horsecollars
horsed
horsedick
horsedicks
horsedrawn
horsefeathers
horsefeet
horsefish
horsefishes
horseflesh
horsefleshes
horseflies
horsefly
horsefly weed
horsefoot
horsehair (current term)
horsehair lichen
horsehair wig
horsehairs
horsehead
horseheads
horseheal
horseherd
horseherds
horsehide
horsehides
horsehood
horseknop
horseknops
horselaugh

Literary usage of Horsehair

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1863)
"At this time the opposite wound had healed up soundly around the tracks of the horsehair sutures, which remained in titu, exciting no irritation whatever, ..."

2. The Journal of Jurisprudence by Law Library Microform Consortium (1863)
"Upon sale by defendant to plaintiffs of a business of a horsehair manufacturer, defendant by written contract agreed not to buy, sell, manufacture, ..."

3. Dangerous Trades: The Historical, Social, and Legal Aspects of Industrial by Thomas Oliver (1902)
"From 1878 to 1899 no further cases of the disease were noted in workers in the horsehair industry in Glasgow ; in 1900, however, three such cases were ..."

4. The Retrospect of Practical Medicine and Surgery: Being a Half-yearly edited by William Braithwaite, James Braithwaite, Edmond Fauriel Trevelyan (1863)
"The horsehair used was such as is ordinarily sold by fishing-tackle makers. The experiments were performed upon dogs. The general results showed that there ..."

5. The Half-yearly Abstract of the Medical Sciences: Being a Digest of British edited by William Harcourt Ranking, Charles Bland Radcliffe, William Dommett Stone (1863)
"The horsehair used was such as is ordinarily sold by fishing-tackle makers. The experiments were performed upon dogs. The general results showed that there ..."

6. The Retrospect of Medicine by James Braithwaite, William Braithwaite (1863)
"horsehair AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR WIRE. By THOMAS SMITH,-Esq., Demonstrator of Anatomy at St. Bartholomew's Hospital, and Assistant-Surgeon to the Hospital for ..."

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