whistler

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noun whis·tler \ˈhwi-s(ə-)lər, ˈwi-\

Definition of whistler

  1. :  one that whistles: such asa :  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 callb :  a large marmot (Marmota caligata) of northwestern North America having a shrill alarm callc :  a broken-winded horsed :  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

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 American painter and etcher

Whistlerian

play \hwis-ˈlir-ē-ən, wis-\ adjective

Whistler

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geographical name Whis·tler \ˈ(h)wi-s(ə-)lər\

Definition of Whistler

  1. municipality and resort noted for its ski slopes in the Coast Ranges of southern British Columbia, Canada population 9824


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