Definition of wader in English:

wader

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Pronunciation: /ˈweɪdə
 
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noun

  • 1A person or animal, especially a bird, that wades, in particular:
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    • Had good birding around the township area particularly of waders & waterfowls, however the Pied kingfishers were nowhere to be seen this time.
    • The Hunter Bird Observers Club has been monitoring migratory waders for the last five years to understand how they use the estuary.
    • Potentially many species can get infected but the mostly likely carriers are waterfowl, waders and gulls.
  • 1.1chiefly British A wading bird of the order Charadriiformes, which comprises the sandpipers, plovers, and related birds. Also called shorebird, especially in North America.
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    • The meadows are also important for breeding waders including redshank and curlew.
    • A giant among waders, the curlew is unmistakable with long bill and legs.
    • When I began birding three waders: lapwing, redshank and snipe were all common breeders in many areas of Norfolk.
  • 1.2chiefly North American A wading bird of the order Ciconiiformes, which comprises the herons, storks, and ibises.
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    • At Laurel Hill, you can spot waders such as herons, egrets, bitterns and glossy ibis, and predators such as ospreys, hawks, falcons and owls, with even the occasional bald eagle.
    • In waders and shorebirds, which have large eggs for their body size, clutches are usually limited to a maximum of four eggs.
    • In addition to rare plants and wildflowers, you'll find hawks and ospreys lining the river and a host of waders along the shoreline.
  • 2 (waders) High waterproof boots, or a waterproof garment for the legs and body, used especially by anglers when fishing.
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    • If the weather turns rough, your guide can no doubt fit you up with waterproof clothing and waders.
    • When moving around a stream or river in waders, the angler should carry as little equipment as possible and slide feet forward, not step, to avoid losing balance.
    • More so than any lure or rod and reel, or even watertight waders, the greatest ally of any angler hoping to catch a huge trout is patience.

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