from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various small wading birds of the family Scolopacidae, usually having a long straight sensitive bill with which it picks up insects, worms, and soft mollusks in mud and sand.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of various small wading birds of the family Scolopacidae.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any one of numerous species of small limicoline game birds belonging to Tringa, Actodromas, Ereunetes, and various allied genera of the family Tringidæ.
- n. A small lamprey eel; the pride.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small wading bird that runs along the sand and utters a piping note; a sand-lark, sand-plover, or sand-snipe.
- n. A fish, the pride.
- n. Of Pennant, the green sandpiper: called Tringa littorea by Linnæus, and Mr. Oldham's white heron by Albin.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of numerous usually small wading birds having a slender bill and piping call; closely related to the plovers
From sand + piper (Wiktionary)