Definition of Sandpiper

1. Noun. Any of numerous usually small wading birds having a slender bill and piping call; closely related to the plovers.




Definition of Sandpiper

1. n. Any one of numerous species of small limicoline game birds belonging to Tringa, Actodromas, Ereunetes, and various allied genera of the family Tringidæ.

Definition of Sandpiper

1. Noun. Any of various small wading birds of the family ''Scolopacidae''. ¹

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Definition of Sandpiper

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Medical Definition of Sandpiper

1. 1. Any one of numerous species of small limicoline game birds belonging to Tringa, Actodromas, Ereunetes, and various allied genera of the family Tringidae. The most important North American species are the pestoral sandpiper (Tringa maculata), called also browback, grass snipe, and jacksnipe; the red-backed, or black-breasted, sandpiper, or dunlin (T. Alpina); the purple sandpiper (T.maritima: the red-breasted sandpiper, or knot (T. Canutus); the semipalmated sandpiper (Ereunetes pusillus); the spotted sandpiper, or teeter-tail (Actitis macularia); the buff-breasted sandpiper (Tryngites subruficollis), and the Bartramian sandpiper, or upland plover. See Upland. Among the European species are the dunlin, the knot, the ruff, the sanderling, and the common sandpiper (Actitis, or tringoides, hypoleucus), called also fiddler, peeper, pleeps, weet-weet, and summer snipe. Some of the small plovers and tattlers are also called sandpipers. 2. A small lamprey eel; the pride. Curlew sandpiper. See Curlew. Stilt sandpiper. See Stilt. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Sandpiper

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1915)
"The sandpiper dropped upon the surface where it lay limp as though dead. ... When approached the sandpiper first sat up like a little duck, then rose and ..."

2. Handbook of Birds of Eastern North America: With Introductory Chapters on by Frank Michler Chapman (1912)
"SOLITARY sandpiper. c. Underparts tinged with buffy, inner web of outer ... PECTORAL sandpiper. A Breast buffy lightly spotted or streaked with black ..."

3. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1843)
"The species last named, the Green sandpiper (Tringa ... We select as examples the Knot and the Little sandpiper; and first, of The Knot.—'Description. ..."

4. The Ottawa Naturalist by Ottawa Field-Naturalists' Club (1904)
"At last the long-sought for eggs of the solitary sandpiper have been found and it affords me much pleasure to be the first ornithologist to have the ..."

5. A History of British Birds by Thomas Bewick, Ralph Beilby, Henry Cotes (1816)
"The same author mentions another variety, which is called by Pennant the Aberdeen sandpiper: it has the breast reddish brown, mixed with dusky: belly and ..."

6. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1915)
"The sandpiper dropped upon the surface where it lay limp as though dead. ... When approached the sandpiper first sat up like a little duck, then rose and ..."

7. Handbook of Birds of Eastern North America: With Introductory Chapters on by Frank Michler Chapman (1912)
"SOLITARY sandpiper. c. Underparts tinged with buffy, inner web of outer ... PECTORAL sandpiper. A Breast buffy lightly spotted or streaked with black ..."

8. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1843)
"The species last named, the Green sandpiper (Tringa ... We select as examples the Knot and the Little sandpiper; and first, of The Knot.—'Description. ..."

9. The Ottawa Naturalist by Ottawa Field-Naturalists' Club (1904)
"At last the long-sought for eggs of the solitary sandpiper have been found and it affords me much pleasure to be the first ornithologist to have the ..."

10. A History of British Birds by Thomas Bewick, Ralph Beilby, Henry Cotes (1816)
"The same author mentions another variety, which is called by Pennant the Aberdeen sandpiper: it has the breast reddish brown, mixed with dusky: belly and ..."

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