sandpiper

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noun sand·pip·er \-ˌpī-pər\

Definition of sandpiper

  1. :  any of various small shorebirds (family Scolopacidae, the sandpiper family) distinguished from the related plovers chiefly by the longer and soft-tipped bill

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First Known Use of sandpiper

1674


SANDPIPER Defined for English Language Learners

sandpiper

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noun sand·pip·er \-ˌpī-pər\

Definition of sandpiper for English Language Learners

  • : a type of bird that has long legs and a long bill and that lives near the sea


SANDPIPER Defined for Kids

sandpiper

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noun sand·pip·er \ˈsand-ˌpī-pər\

Definition of sandpiper for Students

  1. :  a small shorebird with long slender legs and bill


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