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whisker

noun

1 whisker

A very small distance or space:
— They lost the election by a whisker.

synonyms: hair, hair's-breadth, hairsbreadth.

Roget 256: roughness etc. adj.; tooth, grain, texture, ripple; asperity, rugosity, salebrosity, corrugation, nodosity; arborescence ... show more

Dutch: haarbreedte



2 whisker

A long stiff hair growing from the snout or brow of most mammals as e.g. a cat.

synonyms: sensory hair, vibrissa.

Dutch: bakkebaarden, snor

verb

1 whisker

Furnish with whiskers:
— A whiskered jersey.

synonym: bewhisker.


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