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sand·pi·per

 (sănd′pī′pər)
n.
Any of various small shorebirds of the family Scolopacidae, usually having a long straight sensitive bill used to pick up insects, worms, and soft mollusks in mud and sand.

sandpiper

(ˈsændˌpaɪpə)
n
1. (Animals) any of numerous N hemisphere shore birds of the genera Tringa, Calidris, etc, typically having a long slender bill and legs and cryptic plumage: family Scolopacidae, order Charadriiformes
2. (Animals) any other bird of the family Scolopacidae, which includes snipes and woodcocks

sand•pi•per

art at sandbank
(ˈsændˌpaɪ pɛr)

n.
any of various plump, thin-billed shorebirds of the family Scolopacidae, of cosmopolitan distribution, typically with brown, gray, or white plumage.
[1665–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sandpiper - any of numerous usually small wading birds having a slender bill and piping callsandpiper - any of numerous usually small wading birds having a slender bill and piping call; closely related to the plovers
limicoline bird, shore bird, shorebird - any of numerous wading birds that frequent mostly seashores and estuaries
family Scolopacidae, Scolopacidae - sandpiper family: sandpipers; woodcocks; snipes; tattlers; curlews; godwits; dowitchers
Actitis hypoleucos, European sandpiper - a variety of sandpiper
Actitis macularia, spotted sandpiper - common North American sandpiper
Erolia minutilla, least sandpiper, stint - smallest American sandpiper
dunlin, Erolia alpina, red-backed sandpiper - small common sandpiper that breeds in northern or Arctic regions and winters in southern United States or Mediterranean regions
greenshank, Tringa nebularia - large European sandpiper with greenish legs
redshank, Tringa totanus - a common Old World wading bird with long red legs
yellowlegs - either of two North American shorebird with yellow legs
Calidris melanotos, pectoral sandpiper, jacksnipe - American sandpiper that inflates its chest when courting
Calidris canutus, grayback, greyback, knot - a sandpiper that breeds in the Arctic and winters in the southern hemisphere
Calidris Ferruginea, curlew sandpiper - Old World sandpiper with a curved bill like a curlew
Crocethia alba, sanderling - small sandpiper that breeds in the Arctic and migrates southward along sandy coasts in most of world
Bartramia longicauda, Bartramian sandpiper, upland plover, upland sandpiper - large plover-like sandpiper of North American fields and uplands
Philomachus pugnax, ruff - common Eurasian sandpiper; the male has an erectile neck ruff in breeding season
tattler - any of several long-legged shorebirds having a loud whistling cry
Translations
jespák

sandpiper

[ˈsændˌpaɪpəʳ] Nandarríos m, lavandera f

sandpiper

[ˈsændˌpaɪpəʳ] n (also common sandpiper) → piro piro piccolo
References in classic literature ?
It is remarkable from its quiet habits; it lives entirely on the sea-beach, like a sandpiper.
A few green sandpipers over-winter in Britain and usually occur annually on Teesside in the months between July and March.
Curlew Sandpipers will pass through the region for another couple of weeks, so look for a suitable patch of coastal mud.
Flying in from as far as Greenland, Scandinavia and Canada, beaked warblers like purple sandpipers and turnstones migrate to rocky English coasts for winter.
Speaking to Gulf News, Dr Khan explained that there are two types of broad-billed sandpipers that originate from the region of Russia and Scandinavia, who share distinct migratory routes.
Varieties of sandpipers, redshanks, ruffs, stints and gulls come all the way from Europe and Siberia usually arrive in the city in late September.
During the winters of 1997-2012, we conducted aerial surveys of upper Cook Inlet to document the spatial and temporal distribution and number of Rock Sandpipers (Calidris ptilocnemis) using the inlet.
The second book relates the adventures of a family of Terek Sandpipers that migrate annually from the northern hemisphere to spend summer in Australia.
com director said there have been a number of sightings of American Sandpipers and gulls along the west coast.
Purple Sandpipers were reported again at Rhos Point, Conwy.
TIME is running out for anyone keen to buy a luxury apartment at Sandpipers or Tiddington Grange in Stratford-upon-Avon.