Whisk

Definition of Whisk

n.1.A game at cards; whist.
1.
1.The act of whisking; a rapid, sweeping motion, as of something light; a sudden motion or quick puff.
This first sad whisk
Takes off thy dukedom; thou art but an earl.
- J. Fletcher.
2.A small bunch of grass, straw, twigs, hair, or the like, used for a brush; hence, a brush or small besom, as of broom corn.
3.A small culinary instrument made of wire, or the like, for whisking or beating eggs, cream, etc.
4.A kind of cape, forming part of a woman's dress.
My wife in her new lace whisk.
- Pepys.
5.An impertinent fellow.
6.A plane used by coopers for evening chines.
v. t.1.
[imp. & p. p. Whisked ; p. pr. & vb. n. Whisking.]
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.
v. i.1.To move nimbly at with velocity; to make a sudden agile movement.

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