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whisker
American English: /ˈ(h)wɪskər/
British English: /ˈwɪskə/

Translation of whisker in Spanish:

noun

  • 1 1.1 countable (single hair)
    pelo (masculine) (de la barba)
    Example sentences
    • Every once in a while, particularly when I take out clothes that I haven't worn since our move, I find a cat whisker or a dog hair.
    • Another notable mode of sensation in cats are whiskers, or vibrissae.
    • It has a nose like a dog's, teeth like a leopard's, and whiskers like an otter's.
    1.2 (narrow margin) (no plural) he lost the race by a whisker
    perdió la carrera por un pelo or por poquísimo
    they came within a whisker of …
    faltó un pelo or faltó muy poco para que …
    Example sentences
    • I intuit Blair will win the election by a whisker.
    • This year, for example, the amount given to Republicans is just a whisker more than $1 million.
    • This release just missed the cut on the last missive by a whisker and a bit.
  • 2
    also: whiskers plural
    2.1 (of animal)
    bigotes (masculine plural)
    2.2 [dated] (mustache)
    (sideburns) patillas (feminine plural)
    Example sentences
    • The examiner was a Dr Bull, an elderly anatomy lecturer of rather Victorian appearance, with mutton-chop whiskers and beetling eyebrows.
    • Since the mustache part of General Burnside's invention was nothing new, the cheek whiskers became known as ‘Burnsides’ and enjoyed a certain vogue among men of the day.
    • The Emperor Franz Josef favoured equally luxuriant mutton-chop whiskers - effectively a beard, with the chin shaven.
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