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A town of southwest British Columbia, Canada, north-northeast of Vancouver. It is a popular ski area and mountain resort.
1. One that whistles: a whistler of popular tunes.
a. A marmot (Marmota caligata) of the mountains of northwest North America, having a grayish coat and a shrill, whistling cry.
b. Any of various birds that produce a whistling sound.
c. A horse having a respiratory disease characterized by wheezing.
3. Physics A very-low-frequency electromagnetic wave of 1 to 30 kilohertz produced by atmospheric disturbances such as lightning and having a characteristically decreasing frequency responsible for a whistling sound in detection equipment.
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1. a person or thing that whistles
2. (General Physics) radio an atmospheric disturbance picked up by radio receivers, characterized by a whistling sound of decreasing pitch. It is caused by the electromagnetic radiation produced by lightning
3. (Animals) any of various birds having a whistling call, such as certain Australian flycatchers and the goldeneye. See also thickhead2
4. (Animals) any of various North American marmots of the genus Marmota, esp M. caligata (hoary marmot)
5. (Veterinary Science) vet science a horse affected with an abnormal respiratory noise, resembling whistling
6. (General Sporting Terms) informal a referee
(Biography) James Abbott McNeill. 1834–1903, US painter and etcher, living in Europe. He is best known for his sequence of nocturnes and his portraits
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whis•tler(ˈʰwɪs lər, ˈwɪs-)
1. a person or thing that whistles.
2. any of various birds whose wings whistle in flight, esp. the goldeneye.
3. a wind-broken horse.
Whis•tler(ˈʰwɪs lər, ˈwɪs-)
James (Abbott) McNeill, 1834–1903, U.S. painter and etcher.
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|Noun||1.||Whistler - United States painter (1834-1903)|
|2.||whistler - someone who makes a loud high sound|
|3.||whistler - large North American mountain marmot|
marmot - stocky coarse-furred burrowing rodent with a short bushy tail found throughout the northern hemisphere; hibernates in winter
|4.||whistler - large-headed swift-flying diving duck of Arctic regions|
duck - small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs
|5.||whistler - Australian and southeastern Asian birds with a melodious whistling call|
flycatcher, Old World flycatcher, true flycatcher - any of a large group of small songbirds that feed on insects taken on the wing
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