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whisk·er

 (wĭs′kər, hwĭs′-)
n.
1.
a. whiskers The hair on a man's cheeks and chin.
b. A single hair of a beard or mustache.
2. One of the long stiff tactile bristles or hairs that grow near the mouth and elsewhere on the head of most mammals; a vibrissa.
3. Informal A narrow margin; a hairsbreadth: The candidate lost the election by a whisker.
4. Nautical One of two spars or booms projecting from the side of a bowsprit for spreading the jib or flying-jib guys.
5. Chemistry An extremely fine filamentary crystal with extraordinary tensile strength and unusual electrical or surface properties.

[Middle English wisker, anything that whisks, from wisken, to whisk; see whisk.]

whisk′ered, whisk′er·y adj.

whiskered

(ˈwɪskəd)
adj
having whiskers
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.whiskered - having hair on the cheeks and chinwhiskered - having hair on the cheeks and chin  
unshaved, unshaven - not shaved
Translations
med bakkenbartmed kindskægmed skæg
bajuszospofaszakállas
meî vangaskegg/veiîihár
fúzatýs bokombradami
favorili

whiskered

[ˈwɪskəd] ADJbigotudo

whiskered

whisker

(ˈwiskə) noun
1. in plural a man's moustache, beard and/or sideburns.
2. (usually in plural) one of the long hairs between the nose and the mouth of a cat etc.
ˈwhiskered, ˈwhiskery adjective
miss etc by a whisker
to manage only barely to miss etc.
References in classic literature ?
He was joined at once by a gray whiskered gentleman, scrupulously dressed and mannered.
there was another person present, a large, portly, whiskered man of a very comfortable and respectable air, who now rose from his seat and came forward, holding out his hand.
Goodness only knew how that absurdly whiskered mate would "account" for my conduct, and what the whole ship thought of that informality of their new captain.
This is a whiskered and colorless type, the latter characteristic pointing to the fact that he spends his days in arboreal seclusion.
The old woman was bent double, clad in tatters, with a shaking head, pierced with two small eyes, and coiffed with a dish clout; wrinkled everywhere, on hands and face and neck; her lips retreated under her gums, and about her mouth she had tufts of white hairs which gave her the whiskered look of a cat.
We will now present the Royal Band of Whiskered Friskers.
Elijah's whiskered face was matted with ice, as were his eyebrows, so that, what of his fur garb, he looked like a New England caricature of Father Christmas.
A nod to Miss Judson sent her to open the door, and entered two policemen, a police sergeant, and a professionally whiskered person in a business suit with a carnation in his button-hole.
There he sat, austere, side- whiskered, pink and white, close up against the front of the ring.
Hadley, and the young oyster pirate, and the whiskered wharf-rat, all with glasses in their hands.
Such a fine tall, full- whiskered dashing gentlemanly man, with such teeth and hair, and-- hem--well now, you DO astonish me.
He was a glutton for gore, was this little, whiskered, gray monkey, so long as it was the gore of others-- a typical fight fan was the graybeard.