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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.
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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
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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]
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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
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Translations
jespák

sandpiper

[ˈsændˌpaɪpəʳ] Nandarríos m, lavandera f
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sandpiper

[ˈsændˌpaɪpəʳ] n (also common sandpiper) → piro piro piccolo
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References in classic literature ?
It is remarkable from its quiet habits; it lives entirely on the sea-beach, like a sandpiper. Besides these birds only few others inhabit this broken land.
With the ball back in their court, Sandpiper executives boasted that the Footprint network's open architecture lends itself to integrated services like application delivery in a way that FreeFlow's proprietary software does not.
Several species, including American Avocet (peak 1200 on 23 January 1993) and Stilt Sandpiper (peak 480 on 17 December 1992), were essentially restricted to this habitat.
The equipment is provided by the Sandpiper Trust which receives funds from the annual Lanrick Challenge in the Doune area.
The reason Sandpiper has such a dedicated foodie following is that it offers well-cooked, homemade dishes that reflect local and seasonal ingredients.
The Runhead Bar and Grill, Holburn Lane, Ryton; the Sandpiper, Farringdon Road, Cullercoats, the Three Mile Inn, Gosforth, The Market Barr and Lane, Newcastle and Osbornes, Osborne Road, Jesmond, are all offering a four-pint line out of Guinness for PS12.
The Sandpiper, Farringdon Road, Cullercoats, plans to build on its growing reputation as a food venue, with a menu designed to appeal to all ages and appetites.
NDP is expanding four existing crude terminal locations in North Dakota and Minnesota to support the proposed Sandpiper Pipeline Project (SPP).
Robin Maitland, a trustee of the Sandpiper Trust charity and partner in estate agent Strutt and Parker, died in the early hours of Saturday morning aged 63.
Following the tragedy, the Dicksons set up The Sandpiper Trust which provides vital equipment to medics in Scotland's rural and island areas.