"whisker" in the noun sense
1. hair's-breadth, hairsbreadth, hair, whisker
a very small distance or space
"they escaped by a hair's-breadth"
"they lost the election by a whisker"
2. whisker, vibrissa, sensory hair
a long stiff hair growing from the snout or brow of most mammals as e.g. a cat
"whisker" in the verb sense
1. bewhisker, whisker
furnish with whiskers
"a whiskered jersey"
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