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noun 
  1. A stiff or coarse hair.
  2. The hair or straws that make up a brush, broom, or similar item.
  3. (slang) A humorous misspelling of Bristol, in imitation of the local dialect in the English city of that name,
    • Krek Waiter, Peak Bristle.
    • :Correct Way to Speak Bristol.
verb (bristl, ing)
  1. To be on one's guard or raise one's defenses; to react with fear, suspicion, or distance.
The employees bristled at the prospect of working through the holidays.

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