Definition of bristly adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

bristly

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈbrɪsli//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbrɪsli//
 
 
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like or full of bristles; rough a bristly chin/moustache tussocks of bristly dry grass He stroked his bristly chin. The bristly dry grass we sat on made for an uncomfortable picnic.
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