Associations to the word «Whisker»


WHISKER, noun. That part of the beard which grows upon the sides of the face, usually of the male, or upon the chin, or upon both.
WHISKER, noun. A hair of the beard.
WHISKER, noun. One of the long, projecting hairs growing at the sides of the mouth of a cat, or other animal.
WHISKER, noun. (colloquial) The (very small) distance between two things
WHISKER, noun. (nautical) spreaders from the bows to spread the bowsprit shrouds.
WHISKER, noun. (statistics) a graphic element that shows the maxima and minima in a box plot
WHISKER, noun. One who, or that which, whisks, or moves with a quick, sweeping motion.
WHISKER, noun. (metallurgy) A small tendril that forms on metal.
WHISKER POLE, noun. (nautical) A removable spar extending from the mast to the jib clew used to control the position and shape of the sail when broad reaching or running.

Dictionary definition

WHISKER, noun. A very small distance or space; "they escaped by a hair's-breadth"; "they lost the election by a whisker".
WHISKER, noun. A long stiff hair growing from the snout or brow of most mammals as e.g. a cat.
WHISKER, verb. Furnish with whiskers; "a whiskered jersey".

Wise words

It is better wither to be silent, or to say things of more value than silence. Sooner throw a pearl at hazard than an idle or useless word; and do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in a few.