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. Boyle.
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.