4. A kind of cape, forming part of a woman's dress.
My wife in her new lace whisk.Pepys.
5. An impertinent fellow. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.
6. A plane used by coopers for evening chines.
(Whisk), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Whisked ; p. pr. & vb. n. Whisking.] [Cf. Dan. viske, Sw. viska,
G. wischen, D. wisschen. See Whisk, n.]
1. To sweep, brush, or agitate, with a light, rapid motion; as, to whisk dust from a table; to whisk the
white of eggs into a froth.
2. To move with a quick, sweeping motion.
He that walks in gray, whisking his riding rod.J. Fletcher.
I beg she would not impale worms, nor whisk carp out of one element into another.Walpole.
(Whisk), v. i. To move nimbly at with velocity; to make a sudden agile movement.
1. One who, or that which, whisks, or moves with a quick, sweeping motion.
2. Formerly, the hair of the upper lip; a mustache; usually in the plural.
Hoary whiskers and a forky beard.Pope.
3. pl. That part of the beard which grows upon the sides of the face, or upon the chin, or upon both; as,
side whiskers; chin whiskers.
4. A hair of the beard.
5. One of the long, projecting hairs growing at the sides of the mouth of a cat, or other animal.
6. pl. (Naut.) Iron rods extending on either side of the bowsprit, to spread, or guy out, the stays, etc.
1. Formed into whiskers; furnished with whiskers; having or wearing whiskers.
Our forefathers, a grave, whiskered race.Cowper.
2. (Zoöl.) Having elongated hairs, feathers, or bristles on the cheeks.
The whiskered vermin race.Grainger.
(Whisk"er*less) a. Being without whiskers.
(Whis"ket) n. [Cf. Wisket.]
1. A basket; esp., a straw provender basket. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.
2. (Mach.) A small lathe for turning wooden pins.
(Whis"key) n. Same as Whisky, a liquor.