upland sandpiper

noun

Definition of upland sandpiper

:a large short-billed American sandpiper (Bartramia longicauda) that frequents fields and prairies called also upland plover

Illustration of upland sandpiper

First Known Use of upland sandpiper

circa 1890


Learn More about upland sandpiper


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up upland sandpiper? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

marked by intense feeling

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!