Definition Of bristle
(of hair or fur) stand upright away from the skin, especially in anger or fear.
the hair on the back of his neck bristled
a short stiff hair, typically one of those on an animal's skin, a man's face, or a plant.
I haven't shaved for the day, so short bristles of my beard pepper my chin.
be covered with or abundant in.
the roof bristled with antennas
Example Of bristle
A brush with millions of bristles was tickling my face.
Ambrose was bristling in anger at the doctor's comment, so for a moment he could say nothing.
Andrew bristled at being told what his subject was and wasn't going to do.
Apply the finish with a natural bristle brush in a steady and smooth manner.
‘You make us sound like pets,’ said Ternora, bristling a little.