American dipper

noun

Definition of American dipper 

: dipper sense 2a(1) We spotted American dippers, birds that walk under water in search of aquatic insects and confound scientists with their ability to withstand icy mountain stream temperatures. —Kristi Streiffert, Spokesman Review (Spokane, Washington), 3 Sept. 2000

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1828, in the meaning defined above

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