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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that whistles: a whistler of popular tunes.
  • n. A marmot (Marmota caligata) of the mountains of northwest North America, having a grayish coat and a shrill, whistling cry.
  • n. Any of various birds that produce a whistling sound.
  • n. A horse having a respiratory disease characterized by wheezing.
  • n. Physics An electromagnetic wave of audio frequency produced by atmospheric disturbances such as lightning, having a characteristically decreasing frequency responsible for a whistling sound of descending pitch in detection equipment.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Someone or something that whistles.
  • n. A bird that whistles (applied regionally to various specific species).
  • n. A whistling marmot.
  • n. A goldeneye.
  • n. An audio-frequency electromagnetic wave produced by atmospheric disturbances such as lightning.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, whistles, or produces or a whistling sound.
  • n.
  • n. The ring ousel.
  • n. The widgeon.
  • n. The golden-eye.
  • n. The golden plover and the gray plover.
  • n. The hoary, or northern, marmot (Arctomys pruinosus).
  • n. The whistlefish.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A name used in England for a gadoid fish, Motella tricirrhita.
  • n. One who or that which whistles.
  • n. Specifically
  • n. The hoary marmot, Arctomys pruinosus, a large marmot found in northerly and western mountainous parts of North America, related to the wood-chuck: a translation of the Canadian French name siffleur.
  • n. The whistlewing.
  • n. The widgeon, Mareca penelope (see whew-duck).
  • n. The ring-ouzel, Merula torquata. See cut under ouzel, 2.
  • n. The green plover or lapwing; the pewit.
  • n. A broken-winded horse; a roarer.
  • n. A piper; one who plays on the pipes.
  • n. The keeper of a shebeen, or unlicensed spirit-shop.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who makes a loud high sound
  • n. large North American mountain marmot
  • n. large-headed swift-flying diving duck of Arctic regions
  • n. United States painter (1834-1903)
  • n. Australian and southeastern Asian birds with a melodious whistling call

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  • "Physics An electromagnetic wave of audio frequency produced by atmospheric disturbances such as lightning, having a characteristically decreasing frequency responsible for a whistling sound of descending pitch in detection equipment." --AHD

    March 22, 2012