Etymology
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sandpiper (n.)

common name of a small wading bird that runs along the sand and utters a piping note, 1670s, from sand (n.) + piper.

updated on December 10, 2021

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Definitions of sandpiper from WordNet

sandpiper (n.)
any of numerous usually small wading birds having a slender bill and piping call; closely related to the plovers;
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