Pronunciation: (hwis'lur, wis'-),[key] —n. 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] —n. James (Abbott) McNeill Pronunciation: (muk-nēl'),[key] 1834–1903, U.S. painter and etcher, in France and England after 1855.