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whistler

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noun whis·tler \ˈhwi-s(ə-)lər, ˈwi-\

Definition of whistler

  1. :  one that whistles: as a :  any of various birds; especially :  any of numerous oscine birds (especially genus Pachycephala) found chiefly in Australia and South Pacific islands and having a whistling call b :  a large marmot (Marmota caligata) of northwestern North America having a shrill alarm call c :  a broken-winded horse d :  a very-low-frequency radio signal that is generated by lightning discharge, travels along the earth's magnetic-field lines, and produces a sound resembling a whistle of descending pitch in radio receivers



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of whistler

before 12th century


Whistler

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biographical name Whis·tler \ˈhwis-lər, ˈwis-\

Definition of Whistler

  1. James (Abbott) McNeill 1834–1903 Am. painter & etcher

Whistlerian

play \hwis-ˈlir-ē-ən, wis-\ adjective



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