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Meaning of WHISKER

Pronunciation:  'wiskur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a long stiff hair growing from the snout or brow of most mammals as e.g. a cat
  2. [v]  furnish with whiskers; "a whiskered jersey"
 

WHISKER is a 7 letter word that starts with W.

 

 Synonyms: bewhisker, sensory hair, vibrissa
 
 See Also: furnish, hair, provide, render, supply

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Whisk"er\, n.
1. One who, or that which, whisks, or moves with a quick,
   sweeping motion.

2. Formerly, the hair of the upper lip; a mustache; --
   usually in the plural.

         Hoary whiskers and a forky beard.     --Pope.

3. pl. That part of the beard which grows upon the sides of
   the face, or upon the chin, or upon both; as, side
   whiskers; chin whiskers.

4. A hair of the beard.

5. One of the long, projecting hairs growing at the sides of
   the mouth of a cat, or other animal.

6. pl. (Naut.) Iron rods extending on either side of the
   bowsprit, to spread, or guy out, the stays, etc.

 

 

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