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whist a card game from which contract bridge was derived.
whistle to make shrill high sounds by forcing air through a constricted opening such as pursed lips or a device. [10 definitions]
whistleable combined form of whistle.
whistle-blower a person who informs authorities about someone else's wrongdoing, as in a government agency.
whistle in the dark to mask or conquer fear by making a show of bravery.
whistle stop a small insignificant town, esp. along a railroad line. [2 definitions]
whistle-stop to carry on a political campaign, theatrical tour, or the like by making short appearances or speeches, as in a number of small towns.
whit the smallest bit or particle (usu. used in negative construction).
white the color of snow or salt; the lightest achromatic color. [12 definitions]
white ant a termite.
whitebait any of several small or young fish that can be cooked and eaten whole and that are often used as bait.
white bass a silvery, striped, edible North American freshwater fish, related to the striped bass.
white birch any of several birch trees of Europe and North America that have silvery white bark.
white blood cell any of the colorless nucleated blood cells that help protect the body against infections and bacteria; leukocyte.
whiteboard a board, usually colored white, used as a displayed writing surface in classrooms, meeting rooms, and the like. Whiteboards have a smooth, glossy surface on which writing done with non-permanent markers can be easily erased. [2 definitions]
white bread a light-colored bread made from finely ground, usu. bleached, wheat flour.
whitecap (usu. pl.) a wave with a breaking crest of white foam.
white cedar an evergreen tree of the cypress family growing in swampy areas of the eastern United States, having soft, pliable, light-colored wood. [3 definitions]
white clover a clover that bears white flowers and is found in pastures and meadows.
white-collar of, pertaining to, belonging to, or done by workers whose work does not involve manual labor. (Cf. blue-collar.) [2 definitions]
white-collar crime a crime such as embezzlement or fraud that is committed by a business executive, government official, or other white-collar worker.