browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

whiskermore about whisker


  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Whisker  \Whisk"er\,  n. 
  1.  One  who  or  that  which  whisks,  or  moves  with  a  quick, 
  sweeping  motion. 
  2.  Formerly,  the  hair  of  the  upper  lip;  a  mustache;  -- 
  usually  in  the  plural. 
  Hoary  whiskers  and  a  forky  beard.  --Pope. 
  3.  pl  That  part  of  the  beard  which  grows  upon  the  sides  of 
  the  face,  or  upon  the  chin,  or  upon  both  as  side 
  whiskers;  chin  whiskers. 
  4.  A  hair  of  the  beard. 
  5.  One  of  the  long,  projecting  hairs  growing  at  the  sides  of 
  the  mouth  of  a  cat,  or  other  animal. 
  6.  pl  (Naut.)  Iron  rods  extending  on  either  side  of  the 
  bowsprit,  to  spread,  or  guy  out  the  stays,  etc 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  a  long  stiff  hair  growing  from  the  snout  or  brow  of  most 
  mammals  as  e.g.  a  cat  [syn:  {vibrissa},  {sensory  hair}] 
  v  :  furnish  with  whiskers;  "a  whiskered  jersey"  [syn:  {bewhisker}] 

more about whisker