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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. Radio.a whistling sound heard on a radio, a type of interference caused by distant lightning.


Pronunciation: (hwis'lur, wis'-), [key]
James (Abbott) McNeill Pronunciation: (muk-nēl'), [key] 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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