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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.
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whiskers- Originally the word for a bundle of feathers, twigs, etc. used for whisking (from "whisk"), it then came to denote the projecting hairs or bristles of mammals.
See also related terms for twigs.
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|Noun||1.||whiskers - the hair growing on the lower part of a man's face|
facial hair - hair on the face (especially on the face of a man)
fuzz - the first beard of an adolescent boy
beaver - a full beard
moustache, mustache - an unshaved growth of hair on the upper lip; "he looked younger after he shaved off his mustache"
goatee - a small chin beard trimmed to a point; named for its resemblance to a goat's beard
stubble - short stiff hairs growing on a man's face when he has not shaved for a few days
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whiskers[ˈwɪskəz] npl (also side whiskers) → basette fpl; (beard) → barba; (moustache, of animal) → baffi mpl
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
whiskers→ شَوَارِب vousy knurhår Barthaare μουστάκια γάτας bigotes kissan viikset moustaches brkovi baffi ひげ 수염 bakkebaarden værhår wąsy bigode de animal вибриссы morrhår เคราแข็งสองข้างปาก bıyık râu mèo 腮须
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