What does whisker mean?

Definitions for whisker
ˈʰwɪs kər, ˈwɪs-whisker

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word whisker.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hair's-breadth, hairsbreadth, hair, whisker(noun)

    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(verb)

    a long stiff hair growing from the snout or brow of most mammals as e.g. a cat

  3. bewhisker, whisker(verb)

    furnish with whiskers

    "a whiskered jersey"


  1. 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.

  2. whisker(Noun)

    A hair of the beard.

  3. whisker(Noun)

    One of the long, projecting hairs growing at the sides of the mouth of a cat, or other animal.

  4. whisker(Noun)

    The (very small) distance between two things

  5. whisker(Noun)

    spreaders from the bows to spread the bowsprit shrouds.

  6. whisker(Noun)

    a graphic element that shows the maxima and minima in a box plot

  7. whisker(Noun)

    One who, or that which, whisks, or moves with a quick, sweeping motion.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Whisker(noun)

    one who, or that which, whisks, or moves with a quick, sweeping motion

  2. Whisker(noun)

    formerly, the hair of the upper lip; a mustache; -- usually in the plural

  3. Whisker(noun)

    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. Whisker(noun)

    a hair of the beard

  5. Whisker(noun)

    one of the long, projecting hairs growing at the sides of the mouth of a cat, or other animal

  6. Whisker(noun)

    iron rods extending on either side of the bowsprit, to spread, or guy out, the stays, etc


  1. Whisker

    Metal whiskering or tin whiskers is a phenomenon or fault which occurs in electrical devices. Tin whiskers were noticed and documented in the valve era of electronics early in the 20th century, in equipment which used pure, or almost pure tin solder in their production. It was noticed that small metal hairs grew between metal solder pads causing short circuits. The problem was solved with the addition of lead which prevents the growth of the hairs. The European Union banned the use of lead in most consumer products in the early 21st century due to health problems associated with lead, leading to a re-emergence of the problem. New laws exclude some medical and military equipment and space flight hardware, which can still use solders which contain lead.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of whisker in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of whisker in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of whisker in a Sentence

  1. Siddharth Astir:

    Success is when you have stretched your limits even by a whisker...

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  • bigoti, vibrissaCatalan, Valencian
  • fous, vousCzech
  • hårsbredde, knurhårDanish
  • Vibrisse, Haaresbreite, Barthaar, SchnurrhaarGerman
  • vibrisa, bigoteSpanish
  • parta, leukaparta, hiuskarva, partakarva, viiksikarvaFinnish
  • moustache, vibrisse, poil de barbe, d’un poil, de justesse, favorisFrench
  • favoriti, basetta, fedine, baffo, pelo, vibrissa, basettoniItalian
  • 洞毛Japanese
  • vibrissa, saetaLatin
  • kumikumiMāori
  • baardhaar, ei zo na, snor, bakkebaarden, op een haar naDutch
  • wibrys, wibrysyPolish
  • fio, bigode, costeleta, suíça, peloPortuguese
  • vibrisă, mustață, firRomanian
  • волос, рукой подать, вибрисса, в двух шагах, усы, бакенбардыRussian
  • длака, бркSerbo-Croatian
  • chlp, fúz, bokombrady, o chlpSlovak
  • morrhår, hårsmånSwedish
  • râu riaVietnamese

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