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

Translation of whisker in German:

noun in pl.

  • 2 (Zoology) (of cat, mouse, rat) (of walrus)
    Bartborste, die
    a walrus's whiskers
    der Bart eines Walrosses
    cat's whiskers
  • 3 [figurative] [colloquial] (small distance) See examples:be within a whisker of something/doing something
    kurz vor etwas Dat. stehen/kurz davor stehen, etwas zu tun
    win by a whisker
    ganz knapp gewinnen

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