bristle

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1 bristle /ˈbrɪsəl/ noun
plural bristles
1 bristle
/ˈbrɪsəl/
noun
plural bristles
Learner's definition of BRISTLE
[count]
: a short, stiff hair, fiber, etc.

— bristly

/ˈbrɪsli/ adjective bristlier; bristliest
2 bristle /ˈbrɪsəl/ verb
bristles; bristled; bristling
2 bristle
/ˈbrɪsəl/
verb
bristles; bristled; bristling
Learner's definition of BRISTLE
[no object]
of hair : to rise up and become stiff
: to show signs of anger : to become angry usually + at

bristle with

[phrasal verb]
bristle with (something)
: to be covered with (something)
: to be full of (something)
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