Definition of willet
: a large American shorebird (Catoptrophorus semipalmatus) of the sandpiper family that resembles the greater yellowlegs but has a thicker bill and gray legs and that displays a black-and-white wing pattern when in flight
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Willets Point United, a group composed mainly of the auto body shop owners who have long plied their trade on Willets’s rutted streets, celebrated the decision.
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Origin and Etymology of willet
First Known Use: 1791See Words from the same year
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