Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun dated, UK, dialect The American snipe; Wilson's snipe.
  • noun dated, UK, dialect The common European sandpiper.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

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