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Gossat \Gos"sat\, n. (Zool.) A small British marine fish (Motella tricirrata); -- called also whistler and three-bearded rockling. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]
Golden-eye \Gold"en-eye`\ (g[=o]ld"'n*[imac]), n. (Zool.) A duck (Glaucionetta clangula), found in Northern Europe, Asia, and America. The American variety (var. Americana) is larger. Called whistler, garrot, gowdy, pied widgeon, whiteside, curre, and doucker. Barrow's golden-eye of America (Glaucionetta Islandica) is less common. [1913 Webster]
Whistler \Whis"tler\, n. [AS. hwistlere.] [1913 Webster]
One who, or that which, whistles, or produces or a whistling sound. [1913 Webster]
(Zool.) (a) The ring ousel. (b) The widgeon. [Prov. Eng.] (c) The golden-eye. (d) The golden plover and the gray plover. [1913 Webster]
(Zool.) The hoary, or northern, marmot (Arctomys pruinosus). [1913 Webster]
(Zool.) The whistlefish. [1913 Webster]
Whistlefish \Whis"tle*fish`\, n. (Zool.) A gossat, or rockling; -- called also whistler, three-bearded rockling, sea loach, and sorghe. [1913 Webster]

Word Net



1 United States painter (1834-1903) [syn: James Abbott McNeill Whistler]
2 makes a loud high sound
3 large North American mountain marmot [syn: hoary marmot, whistling marmot, Marmota caligata]
4 large-headed swift-flying diving duck of arctic regions [syn: goldeneye, Bucephela clangula]
5 Australian and southeastern Asian birds with a melodious whistling call [syn: thickhead]



  1. someone or something that whistles
  2. the whistling marmot
  3. the goldeneye
  4. an audio-frequency electromagnetic wave produced by atmospheric disturbances such as lightning
Whistler may refer to:
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As a fictional person:
  • Whistler (Buffyverse), a character in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Abraham Whistler, mentor to the Marvel Comics character Blade in film and animated continuity
  • James Whistler, mysterious inmate in the television series Prison Break's third season
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