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cat whisker

or cat's whisker

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noun
Radio. a stiff wire forming one contact in a crystal detector and used for probing the crystal.
Electronics. any wire for making contact with a semiconductor.
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Also called whisker.

Origin of cat whisker

First recorded in 1910–15

Words nearby cat whisker

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