wad·​er | \ ˈwā-dər How to pronounce wader (audio) \

Definition of wader

1 : one that wades
2 : shorebird also : wading bird
3 waders plural : high waterproof boots or a one-piece waterproof garment usually consisting of pants with attached boots that are used for wading (as when fishing)

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Examples of wader in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On And Just Like, Carrie Bradshaw’s young neighbor, played by Katerina Tannenbaum, saunters out of her apartment wearing none other than a pair of wader-sized orange shoes. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, 21 Jan. 2022 Here is how to pick the right chest-high wader for your outdoor lifestyle. The Editors, Field & Stream, 19 Aug. 2020 For new hunters, your best bet is to tag along with an experienced waterfowler, who can hopefully lend you a pair of waders (which aren’t cheap). The Editors, Outdoor Life, 3 June 2020 The waders boast a handwarmer pocket, waterproof zippered chest pocket and built-in gravel guards. Outdoor Life, 20 Apr. 2020 If your outings take place in areas that are a bit wild, these waders are up to the task. Outdoor Life, 20 Apr. 2020 Print or clip my personal sightings list, more than 70 species of shorebirds, waders, ducks, geese and raptors, and create your own life list. Tom Stienstra, SFChronicle.com, 15 Apr. 2020 While many prefer boot-foot waders for stability, wearing them in warm water can be uncomfortable. The Editors, Field & Stream, 3 Apr. 2020 Among the findings of one archaeologist: trench waders, teddy bears, and remains of 200 soldiers, only three of whom have been identified. Acacia Johnson, National Geographic, 6 Jan. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of wader

1673, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Wader.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wader. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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