whisker

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Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA (key): /ʍɪskə(r)/ or /wɪskə(r)/
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Noun[change]

Singular
whisker

Plural
whiskers

  1. (countable) A whisker is a long hair that grows on either side of the mouth of a cat or other animal.
    The whisker of the cat was long and white.
  2. (countable) A whisker is any hair of a beard.
  3. (informal) A whisker is a small distance between two things.
    That punch missed hitting him by a whisker!

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