red shanks

Origin of red shanks

First recorded in 1750–60

Words Nearby red shanks Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use red shanks in a sentence

  • With flute-like tremolo the red-shanks—dove-coloured and white—pirouetted in quartettes over the marsh.

    The Great Acceptance | Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull