Meaning of crin in English:

crin

Pronunciation /krɪn/

noun

  • Horsehair braid; a fabric made from horsehair, alone or in combination with another fibre; an artificial substitute for this.

    Crin is a firm but flexible material used for stiffening clothes, upholstery, hat-making, etc. It is now frequently produced using a polyester filament substitute for horsehair.

Origin

Late 17th century. From French crin horsehair from classical Latin crīnis hair.