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Meaning of WHISTLER

Pronunciation:  'wislur, 'wislur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  Australian and southeastern Asian birds with a melodious whistling call
  2. [n]  large-headed swift-flying diving duck of arctic regions
  3. [n]  large North American mountain marmot
  4. [n]  makes a loud high sound
  5. [n]  United States painter (1834-1903)

WHISTLER is a 8 letter word that starts with W.


 Synonyms: Bucephela clangula, goldeneye, hoary marmot, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Marmota caligata, thickhead, whistling marmot
 See Also: Barrow's goldeneye, Bucephala, Bucephala islandica, duck, flycatcher, genus Bucephala, genus Pachycephala, marmot, Old World flycatcher, Pachycephala, painter, signaler, signaller, true flycatcher



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Whis"tler\, n. [AS. hwistlere.]
1. One who, or that which, whistles, or produces or a
   whistling sound.

2. (Zo["o]l.)
   (a) The ring ousel.
   (b) The widgeon. [Prov. Eng.]
   (c) The golden-eye.
   (d) The golden plover and the gray plover.

3. (Zo["o]l.) The hoary, or northern, marmot ({Arctomys

4. (Zo["o]l.) The whistlefish.