Examples from the Web for howler
His portrait of Izzy Yanay, a partner in the highly regarded Hudson Valley Foie Gras, is a howler.
The operator noticed that the connection was open and put on the howler.Whispering Wires|Henry Leverage
He is the “Howler” and “the Ruddy One”, and rides a wild boar.Indian Myth and Legend|Donald Alexander Mackenzie
They were considerably larger than any we had seen; indeed, the howler is the largest monkey in the New World.On the Banks of the Amazon|W.H.G. Kingston
British Dictionary definitions for howler
Word Origin and History for howler
1832, "animal that howls," agent noun from howl (v.). Meaning "glaring blunder, ridiculous mistake" is first recorded 1890.