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English definition of “horsehair”

horsehair

noun [U]     /ˈhɔːs.heər/ US  /ˈhɔːrs.her/
hairs from a horse's tail and mane, used especially in the past as a soft filling for furnitureThe skin, hair and bone of non-human animals
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