Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Bristle

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_1589

\bri-sәl\ n [ME bristil, fr. brust bristle, fr. OE byrst; akin to OHGr burst bristle] (14c) (1) A generic term for a short, stiff, coarse fiber. It is frequently hog hair. (2) Any grade of nylon monofilament used in toothbrushes, hairbrushes, paintbrushes (tapered bristle), etc.

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA