from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A whistle in which, by shortening or lengthening the vibrating air-column through the movement of a piston sliding in the tube (or bell, as it is called in steam-whistles), a sound of varying pitch is emitted. See Modoc whistle, under whistle.
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