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whisker

whisk·er

whisker

 
pronunciation:
wI skr
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: (usu. pl.) facial hair growing on the upper lip, cheeks, and chin.
definition 2: one of the long hairs or bristles growing near the mouth of such animals as the cat or rat.
 
definition 3: (informal) a very small bit or narrow margin.
There's not a whisker of difference between them.We won by a whisker.
derivation: whiskery (adj.)
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  cat, face, hair, rodent