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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Sandpiper  \Sand"pi`per\,  n. 
  1.  (Zo["o]l.)  Any  one  of  numerous  species  of  small  limicoline 
  game  birds  belonging  to  {Tringa},  {Actodromas}, 
  {Ereunetes},  and  various  allied  genera  of  the  family 
  Note:  The  most  important  North  American  species  are  the 
  pectoral  sandpiper  ({Tringa  maculata}),  called  also 
  {brownback},  {grass  snipe},  and  {jacksnipe};  the 
  red-backed,  or  black-breasted,  sandpiper,  or  dunlin 
  ({T.  alpina});  the  purple  sandpiper  ({T.  maritima}:  the 
  red-breasted  sandpiper,  or  knot  ({T.  canutus});  the 
  semipalmated  sandpiper  ({Ereunetes  pusillus});  the 
  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,  or 
  Tringoides  hypoleucus}),  called  also  {fiddler}, 
  {peeper},  {pleeps},  {weet-weet},  and  {summer  snipe}. 
  Some  of  the  small  plovers  and  tattlers  are  also  called 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  small  lamprey  eel;  the  pride. 
  {Curlew  sandpiper}.  See  under  {Curlew}. 
  {Stilt  sandpiper}.  See  under  {Stilt}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Pride  \Pride\,  n.  [Cf.  AS  lamprede  LL  lampreda  E.  lamprey.] 
  A  small  European  lamprey  ({Petromyzon  branchialis});  -- 
  called  also  {prid},  and  {sandpiper}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  any  of  numerous  usually  small  wading  birds  having  a  slender 
  bill  and  piping  call  closely  related  to  the  plovers 

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