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Definition of Bristle


  1. A short, stiff, coarse hair, as on the back of swine.
  2. A stiff, sharp, roundish hair.
  3. To erect the bristles of; to cause to stand up, as the bristles of an angry hog; -- sometimes with up.
  4. To fix a bristle to; as, to bristle a thread.
  5. To rise or stand erect, like bristles.
  6. To appear as if covered with bristles; to have standing, thick and erect, like bristles.
  7. To show defiance or indignation.

Bristle Translations

bristle in Dutch is overeind gaan staan
bristle in Portuguese is cerda
bristle in Spanish is cerda
bristle in Swedish is vara full av, borst