Definition of Whistler

1. Noun. United States painter (1834-1903).

Exact synonyms: James Abbott Mcneill Whistler
Generic synonyms: Painter

2. Noun. Someone who makes a loud high sound.
Generic synonyms: Signaler, Signaller
Derivative terms: Whistle, Whistle

3. Noun. Large North American mountain marmot.
Exact synonyms: Hoary Marmot, Marmota Caligata, Whistling Marmot
Generic synonyms: Marmot

4. Noun. Large-headed swift-flying diving duck of Arctic regions.
Exact synonyms: Bucephela Clangula, Goldeneye
Generic synonyms: Duck
Group relationships: Bucephala, Genus Bucephala
Specialized synonyms: Barrow's Goldeneye, Bucephala Islandica

5. Noun. Australian and southeastern Asian birds with a melodious whistling call.
Exact synonyms: Thickhead
Generic synonyms: Flycatcher, Old World Flycatcher, True Flycatcher
Group relationships: Genus Pachycephala, Pachycephala

Definition of Whistler

1. n. One who, or that which, whistles, or produces or a whistling sound.

2. n. One who, or that which, whistles, or produces or a whistling sound.

Definition of Whistler

1. Noun. Someone or something that whistles. ¹

2. Noun. A bird that whistles (applied regionally to various specific species). ¹

3. Noun. A whistling marmot. ¹

4. Noun. A goldeneye. ¹

5. Noun. (physics) An audio-frequency electromagnetic wave produced by atmospheric disturbances such as lightning. ¹

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Definition of Whistler

1. one that whistles [n -S] - See also: whistles

Medical Definition of Whistler

1. A wave in a plasma which propagates parallel to the magnetic field produced by currents outside the plasma at a frequency less than that of the electron cyclotron frequency, and which is circularly polarized, rotating in the same sense as the electrons in the plasma (about the magnetic field), also known as the electron cyclotron wave. Whistlers are so-named because of their characteristic descending audio-frequency tone, which is a result of the dispersion relation for the wave (higher frequencies travel somewhat faster). This tone was frequently picked up during World War I by large ground-loop antennas (which were actually being used to spy on enemy field telephone signals). (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Whistler

whistle in the dark
whistle note
whistle past the graveyard
whistle pig
whistle stop
whistle up
whistle walk
whistled Dixie
whistler (current term)
whistles Dixie
whistling Dixie
whistling buoy
whistling deformity
whistling duck

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