Definition of wader in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈwādər/


1A person or animal, especially a bird, that wades, in particular.
Example sentences
  • 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 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.
1.2chiefly British A wading bird of the order Charadriiformes, which comprises the sandpipers, plovers, and related birds. Also called shorebird (especially in North America).
Example sentences
  • 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.
2 (waders) High waterproof boots, or a waterproof garment for the legs and body, used especially by anglers when fishing.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: wad·er

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