Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The American snipe; Wilson's snipe.
  • n. The common European sandpiper.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The American, or Wilson's, snipe. See under snipe. So called because it appears at the same time as the shad.
  • n. The common European sandpiper.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The common American snipe, Gallinago wilsoni or G. delicata. See cut under Gallinago.
  • n. The common European sandpiper, Trin-goides hypoleucus.
  • n. Both birds are so called with reference to their appearance at the shad-fishing season.

Etymologies

shad +‎ bird, since it appears at the same time as the shad (a fish). (Wiktionary)

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