shorebird

[shawr-burd, shohr-]

noun

a bird that frequents seashores, estuaries, etc., as the snipe, sandpiper, plover, and turnstone; a limicoline bird.

Nearby words

  1. shore leave,
  2. shore patrol,
  3. shore terrace,
  4. shore up,
  5. shore, jane,
  6. shorefront,
  7. shoreless,
  8. shoreline,
  9. shoreside,
  10. shoreview

Origin of shorebird

First recorded in 1665–75; shore1 + bird

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British Dictionary definitions for shore bird

shore bird

noun

any of various birds that live close to water, esp any bird of the families Charadriidae or Scolopacidae (plovers, sandpipers, etc)Also called (Brit): wader
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