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Meaning of SANDPIPER

Pronunciation:  'sand`pIpur

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  any of numerous usually small wading birds having a slender bill and piping call; closely related to the plovers

SANDPIPER is a 9 letter word that starts with S.


 See Also: Actitis hypoleucos, Actitis macularia, Bartramia longicauda, Bartramian sandpiper, Calidris canutus, Calidris Ferruginea, Calidris melanotos, Crocethia alba, curlew sandpiper, dunlin, Erolia alpina, Erolia minutilla, European sandpiper, family Scolopacidae, grayback, greenshank, jacksnipe, knot, least sandpiper, limicoline bird, pectoral sandpiper, Philomachus pugnax, red-backed sandpiper, redshank, ruff, sanderling, Scolopacidae, shore bird, shorebird, spotted sandpiper, stint, tattler, Tringa nebularia, Tringa totanus, upland plover, upland sandpiper, yellowlegs



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Sand"pi`per\, n.
1. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small limicoline
   game birds belonging to {Tringa}, {Actodromas},
   {Ereunetes}, and various allied genera of the family

Note: The most important North American species are the
      pectoral sandpiper ({Tringa maculata}), called also
      {brownback}, {grass snipe}, and {jacksnipe}; the
      red-backed, or black-breasted, sandpiper, or dunlin
      ({T. alpina}); the purple sandpiper ({T. maritima}: the
      red-breasted sandpiper, or knot ({T. canutus}); the
      semipalmated sandpiper ({Ereunetes pusillus}); the
      spotted sandpiper, or teeter-tail ({Actitis
      macularia}); the buff-breasted sandpiper ({Tryngites
      subruficollis}), and the Bartramian sandpiper, or
      upland plover. See under {Upland}. Among the European
      species are the dunlin, the knot, the ruff, the
      sanderling, and the common sandpiper ({Actitis, or
      Tringoides, hypoleucus}), called also {fiddler},
      {peeper}, {pleeps}, {weet-weet}, and {summer snipe}.
      Some of the small plovers and tattlers are also called

2. (Zo["o]l.) A small lamprey eel; the pride.

{Curlew sandpiper}. See under {Curlew}.

{Stilt sandpiper}. See under {Stilt}.