Share this entry

water rail Line breaks: water rail

Entry from British & World English dictionary

Definition of water rail in English:

noun

A secretive Eurasian marshbird with dark grey and brown plumage, making loud grunts and squeals in the breeding season.
  • Rallus aquaticus, family Rallidae

Definition of water rail in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day doofus
Pronunciation: ˈdo͞ofəs
noun
a stupid person