from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Waterproof hip boots or trousers worn especially while fishing.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who or that which wades.
  • noun In ornithology, any bird belonging to the old order Grallæ or Grallatores, comprising a great number of long-legged wading birds, as distinguished from those water-birds which have short legs and webbed feet and habitually swim.
  • noun High water-proof boots worn by fishermen or sportsmen in general for wading through water.

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

  • noun One who, or that which, wades.
  • noun (Zoöl.) Any long-legged bird that wades in the water in search of food, especially any species of limicoline or grallatorial birds; -- called also wading bird. See Illust. g, under Aves.

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

  • noun One who wades.
  • noun A waterproof boot that comes up to the hip, used by fishermen, etc.
  • noun A long-legged bird associated with wetland or coastal environments.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun any of many long-legged birds that wade in water in search of food


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