Etymology
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horsehair (n.)

late 14c., from horse (n.) + hair (n.). Specifically the hair of the mane and tail, used for making haircloth and stuffing cushions, etc.

updated on September 06, 2015

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Definitions of horsehair from WordNet

horsehair (n.)
hair taken from the mane or tail of a horse;
horsehair (n.)
a fabric made from fibers taken from the mane or tail of horses; used for upholstery;
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