- 1[countable] any of the long stiff hairs that grow near the mouth of a cat, mouse, etc.
- 2 whiskers [plural] (old-fashioned or humorous) the hair growing on a man's face, especially on his cheeks and chin Idioms
to almost do something They came within a whisker of being killed.
be, come, etc. within a whisker of something/doing somethingjump to other results
by a very small amount
by a whiskerjump to other results