Yahoo Dictionary Web Search

  1. whis·tle-stop
    IPA[ˈ(h)wisəl ˌstäp]
  2. adjective

    • 1. very fast and with only brief pauses:

      a whistle-stop tour of Britain

    noun

    • 1. a small unimportant town on a railroad:

      she raised five kids in Hornepayne, a whistle stop along the CN Line north of Lake Superior
    • 2. a brief pause in a tour by a politician for an electioneering speech:

      in politics, smoky back rooms long ago gave way to the whistle-stop and the radio exhortation
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: whistle-stop, plural noun: whistle-stops

    • adjective

      very fast and with only brief pauses:
    • noun

      a small unimportant town on a railway:

      a brief pause in a tour by a politician for an electioneering speech:

  1. 2 results