Definition of sanderling in English:

sanderling

Line breaks: san¦der|ling
Pronunciation: /ˈsandəlɪŋ
 
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noun

  • A small migratory sandpiper of northern Eurasia and Canada, typically seen running after receding waves on the beach.
    • Calidris alba, family Scolopacidae
    More example sentences
    • White-rumped sandpipers and sanderlings were the two shorebirds observed most frequently on surveys along the north area coast during the post-nesting period in August 1995.
    • He said it was crucially important as a refuelling stop’ for migratory birds and resident species, ranging from oyster catchers to sanderlings and curlews.
    • On the coasts, the Caribbean to the east and the Pacific to the west, there were mangrove swamps with frigate birds, great egrets, pelicans, skimmers, sanderlings and vultures.

Origin

early 17th century: of unknown origin.

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