Hair in low gravity.



  • A pigmented filament of keratin which grows from a follicle on the skin of humans and other mammals.
  • The collection or mass of such growths growing from the skin of humans and animals, and forming a covering for a part of the head or for any part or the whole body.
  • A slender outgrowth from the chitinous cuticle of insects, spiders, crustaceans, and other invertebrates. Such hairs are totally unlike those of vertebrates in structure, composition, and mode of growth.
  • A cellular outgrowth of the epidermis, consisting of one or of several cells, whether pointed, hooked, knobbed, or stellated.
  • A locking spring or other safety device in the lock of a rifle, etc., capable of being released by a slight pressure on a hair-trigger.
  • Haircloth; a hair shirt.
  • Any very small distance, or degree; a hairbreadth.
  • complexity; difficulty; quality of being hairy


  • To remove the hair from.
  • To grow hair (where there was a bald spot).
  • To cause to have or bear hair; to provide with hair
  • To string the bow for a violin.


  • From Middle English her, heer, hær, from Old English hǣr, from Proto-West Germanic *hār, from Proto-Germanic *hērą, of uncertain origin. Cognate with Saterland Frisian Hier, West Frisian hier, Dutch haar, German Low German Haar, German Haar, Swedish and Norwegian hår, Icelandic hár. Eclipsed non-native Middle English cheveler, chevelere, borrowed from Old French chevelëure.

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