1 hair taken from the mane or tail of a horse
2 fabric made from horsehair fibers; used for upholstery
- Italian: crine
Horsehair refers to hair taken from the mane or tail of horses. It has various uses including brushes and the bows of musical instruments. The word is also used to refer to haircloth, a hard-wearing fabric made from horsehair. The term can also refer to horsehair plaster, a wallcovering material formerly used in the construction industry and now found only in older buildings; it has been replaced by drywall and other cheaper, more modern materials.
horsehair in German: Rosshaar