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Princeton's WordNet

  1. beard, face fungus, whiskers(noun)

    the hair growing on the lower part of a man's face


  1. Whiskers

    Vibrissae, or whiskers, are a type of mammalian hair that are typically characterised, anatomically, by their large size and large and well-innervated hair follicle. Functionally, they are generally understood to be specialised for tactile sensing. Vibrissae grow in various places on most mammals, including all primates except humans. In medicine, the term vibrissae also refers to the thick hairs found inside human nostrils.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. whiskers

    Two booms, half-yards, or iron spars projecting on each side before the cat-heads; they are for spreading the guys of the jib-boom, instead of having a spritsail-yard across. In many vessels the sprit-sail (then termed spread-yard) is lashed across the forecastle so as to rest before the cat-heads on the gunwale, and the guys rove through holes bored in it, and set up in the fore-channels.

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  1. Alex
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How to say whiskers in sign language?

  1. whiskers


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of whiskers in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of whiskers in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of whiskers in a Sentence

  1. Francis M. Faber Jr.:

    Hayward Beach asserted that Alexander the Great designed and named an instrument to preen the fur and whiskers of his 'camp-felines', the 'catacomb':

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