a North American sandpiper, Actitis macularia, that has brownish-gray upper parts and white underparts, and is spotted with black in the summer.
Origin of spotted sandpiper
First recorded in 1760–70
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British Dictionary definitions for spotted sandpiper
a North American sandpiper, Actitis macularia, having a spotted breast in its breeding plumageAlso called (US): peetweet
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