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Definition: Stilt sandpiper
1. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of small limicoline
game birds belonging to Tringa
, and various allied genera of the family
Note: The most important North American species are the
pectoral sandpiper (Tringa maculata
), called also
, grass snipe
, and jacksnipe
red-backed, or black-breasted, sandpiper, or dunlin
); the purple sandpiper (T. maritima
red-breasted sandpiper, or knot (T. canutus
semipalmated sandpiper (Ereunetes pusillus
spotted sandpiper, or teeter-tail (Actitis macularia
); the buff-breasted sandpiper (Tryngites subruficollis
), and the Bartramian sandpiper, or
upland plover. See under Upland
. Among the European
species are the dunlin, the knot, the ruff, the
sanderling, and the common sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucus
syn. Tringoides hypoleucus
), called also
, and summer snipe
. Some of the small plovers and tattlers are also
2. (Zo["o]l.) A small lamprey eel; the pride.
. See under Curlew
. See under Stilt
, n. [OE. stilte; akin to Dan. stylte, Sw. stylta,
LG. & D. stelt, OHG. stelza, G. stelze, and perh. to E.
1. A pole, or piece of wood, constructed with a step or loop
to raise the foot above the ground in walking. It is
sometimes lashed to the leg, and sometimes prolonged
upward so as to be steadied by the hand or arm.
Ambition is but avarice on stilts, and masked.
2. A crutch; also, the handle of a plow. [Prov. Eng.]
3. (Zo["o]l.) Any species of limicoline birds belonging to
and allied genera, in which the legs are
remarkably long and slender. Called also longshanks
, stilt plover
, and lawyer
Note: The American species (Himantopus Mexicanus
) is well
known. The European and Asiatic stilt (H. candidus
is usually white, except the wings and interscapulars,
which are greenish black. The white-headed stilt (H. leucocephalus
) and the banded stilt (Cladorhynchus pectoralis
) are found in Australia.
(Zo["o]l.), the stilt.
(Zo["o]l.), an American sandpiper
) having long legs. The bill is
somewhat expanded at the tip.