One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1(of an animal's back) having an upward curve.
2(of a person's hair) brushed upward or forward into a roll.
- ‘Paul had roached hair, and a thin nose and yet thinner mouth, but he was a big guy with giant hands that lent him an authority his mind did not altogether deserve.’
- 2.1 (of a horse's mane) clipped or trimmed short so that the hair stands on end.
- ‘Both mares have roached manes for the polo season.’
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