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Noun: hair  hehr
  1. A covering for the body (or parts of it) consisting of a dense growth of threadlike structures (as on the human head); helps to prevent heat loss
    "he combed his hair"; "each hair consists of layers of dead keratinized cells"
     
  2. A very small distance or space
    "they escaped by a hair's-breadth";
    - hair's-breadth, hairsbreadth, whisker
     
  3. Filamentous hairlike growth on a plant
    "peach hair";
    - fuzz, tomentum
     
  4. Any of the cylindrical filaments characteristically growing from the epidermis of a mammal
    "there is a hair in my soup";
    - pilus
     
  5. Cloth woven from horsehair or camelhair; used for upholstery or stiffening in garments
    - haircloth
     
  6. A filamentous projection or process on an organism

Sounds like: gunnels, gunwahair, hare

Derived forms: hairs

Type of: appendage, body covering, cloth, enation, fabric, filament, filum, material, outgrowth, plant process, process, small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity, textile

Part of: integumentary system, mammal, mammalian

Encyclopedia: Hair