one of the short, stiff, coarse hairs of certain animals, especially hogs, used extensively in making brushes.
anything resembling these hairs.
(USED WITHOUT OBJECT) [BRIS·TLED, BRIS·TLING.]
to stand or rise stiffly, like bristles.
to erect the bristles, as an irritated animal (often followed by up): The hog bristled up.
to become rigid with anger or irritation: The man bristled when I asked him to move.
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A bristle is a stiff hair or feather (natural or artificial), either on an animal, such as
a pig, or on a tool such as a brush or broom.
Bristle definition, one of the short, stiff, coarse hairs of certain animals, especially
hogs, used extensively in making brushes. See more.
Bristled definition, one of the short, stiff, coarse hairs of certain animals,
especially hogs, used extensively in making brushes. See more.
Define bristle: a short, stiff hair, fiber, etc. — bristle in a sentence.
The emotional meaning of to bristle comes from the fact that most animal bristles
used by man are so-called erectile hairs — the ones that stand up on the neck ...
A stiff hairlike structure: the bristles of a wire brush. v. bris·tled, bris·tling, bris·tles.
v.intr. 1. To stand stiffly on end like bristles: The hair on the dog's neck bristled.
a short, stiff hair on an animal's skin or a man's face. Meaning, pronunciation,
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