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whipping cream a sweet cream that contains a high percentage of butterfat and can be made stiff by whipping.
whipping post formerly, a post to which an offender was tied to be whipped.
whippletree a whiffletree.
whippoorwill a nocturnal, insect-eating bird of eastern North America that has gray, black, white, and tawny plumage and is named for the sound of its call.
whipsaw a narrow crosscut saw that is used by two people, one on either end. [3 definitions]
whipstaff in nautical terminology, a bar that is attached to the tiller of a ship to aid in steering.
whipstitch to sew (an edge or edges of fabric) with long, spaced stitches. [2 definitions]
whipstock the handle of a whip.
whip up (informal) to concoct or put together quickly. [2 definitions]
whir to move rapidly with a humming or buzzing sound, as in rotation. [2 definitions]
whirl to revolve, spin, or move rapidly in a circular motion. [11 definitions]
whirligig something that whirls or spins, such as a child's toy or a merry-go-round. [3 definitions]
whirligig beetle any of numerous beetles that dart about in circles on the surfaces of ponds, streams, and the like.
whirlpool water turning rapidly about a center and exerting a downward pull; vortex. [2 definitions]
whirlpool bath a bath in which parts of the body are immersed in hot swirling water as therapy.
whirlwind a small windstorm, such as a tornado, in which a column of air revolves rapidly around a central, relatively vertical axis as the storm advances. [3 definitions]
whirlybird (informal) a helicopter.
whish to move with a soft rushing or swishing sound. [2 definitions]
whisk to move, brush off, or carry off with, or as though with, a quick, light sweep of the hand or a brush. [6 definitions]
whisk broom a small short-handled broom, used to brush or sweep clothes, raised surfaces, and the like.
whisker (usu. pl.) facial hair growing on the upper lip, cheeks, and chin. [3 definitions]