from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The barb of a feather used in trimming an artificial fly for angling.
- n. A fishing fly made with this type of barb.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A strand of hair
- n. The fibrous shaft or barb of a feather (especially that of the ostrich or peacock) used to make artificial flies for angling
- n. An artificial fly made with this barb
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Same as harl, 2.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as harl, 3.
Middle English herle, a strand or twist of hair.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)