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 (wĭs′kər, hwĭs′-)
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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adj, -skerier or -skeriest
1. having whiskers
2. old; unkempt
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.whiskery - having hair on the cheeks and chinwhiskery - having hair on the cheeks and chin  
unshaved, unshaven - not shaved
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ذو شَوارِب
meî vangaskegg/veiîihár
bradatýfúzatýs bokombradami


adj manschnurrbärtig; facebärtig, stoppelig; kisskratzend
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(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.
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At home, scrub the roots well and trim off any whiskery side roots, but don't remove the flavorful skin.
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And I'll never forget the morning one lifted its big, gray, whiskery face out of the water, just inches away, and we stared at each other for a long, thrilling moment of interspecies communion.
Then his older colleague joined the conversation with that whiskery old argument that there's no point voting for x because only y or z are going to get in.
Rarely a day when the corners of his mustache weren't twisted into whiskery horns.
This time he was sporting whiskery sideburns and a white apron for his latest role.