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Meaning of whistler

whis•tler

Pronunciation: (hwis'lur, wis'-), [key]
  1. a person or thing that whistles.
  2. something that makes a sound like a whistle: The windstorm was a 60-mile-an-hour whistler.
  3. any of various birds whose wings whistle in flight, esp. the goldeneye.
  4. thickhead (def. 2).
  5. a large marmot, Marmota caligata, of mountainous northwestern North America, closely related to the woodchuck.
  6. a horse afflicted with whistling.
  7. a whistling sound heard on a radio, a type of interference caused by distant lightning.

Whis•tler

Pronunciation: (hwis'lur, wis'-), [key]
  1. 1834–1903, U.S. painter and etcher, in France and England after 1855.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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