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sandpiper Syllabification: sand·pi·per
Pronunciation: /ˈsan(d)ˌpīpər/

Definition of sandpiper in English:


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A wading bird with a long bill and typically long legs, nesting on the ground near water and frequenting coastal areas on migration.
Example sentences
  • Spotted redshank share their forest-marsh nesting grounds with wood sandpipers, greenshank, whimbrel, jack snipe and broad-billed sandpipers.
  • Under the shade of a banyan, we train our binoculars on the far side of the lake and Little grebes, Grey herons, godwits, coots and sandpipers resolve themselves into view.
  • When we arrived, it was past the peak of the fall shorebird migration, but there were still hundreds of sandpipers and plovers resting and feeding on Monomoy.
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