a person or thing that wades.
British. any of various ground-nesting shorebirds of small to moderate size, as the gull, tern, skimmer, phalarope, and plover.
waders, high, waterproof boots used for wading, as by fishermen, duck hunters, or laborers.
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How to use wader in a sentence
Those were slow, silent, often turbid; flowing over beds of mud into which the incautious wader might sink and vanish unawares.Tess of the d'Urbervilles | Thomas Hardy
The Bittern is a wader and a recluse, but once in a while, it appears, he has no objection to a clear platform and dry feet.Bird Lore, Volume I--1899 | Various
A black and white wader, with extremely long red legs; otherwise a gracefully formed bird.The Bird Book | Chester A. Reed
The tracks are not in pairs, so the bird does not belong to the perchers; therefore it must be a wader or a swimmer.The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide | Augusta Foote Arnold
Although he is a wader he wades differently from other birds; and he uses his wings like oars.British Birds in their Haunts | Rev. C. A. Johns
British Dictionary definitions for wader
a person or thing that wades
Also called: wading bird any of various long-legged birds, esp those of the order Ciconiiformes (herons, storks, etc), that live near water and feed on fish, etc
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