3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Sandpiper \Sand"pi'per\, noun

1. (Zool.) Any one of numerous species of small limicoline game birds belonging to {Tringa}, {Actodromas}, {Ereunetes}, and various allied genera of the family {Tringidae}.

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 ({Tringa alpina}); the purple sandpiper ({Tringa maritima}: the red-breasted sandpiper, or knot ({Tringa 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 hypoleucus} syn. {Tringoides hypoleucus}), called also {fiddler}, {peeper}, {pleeps}, {weet-weet}, and {summer snipe}. Some of the small plovers and tattlers are also called sandpipers.

2. (Zool.) A small lamprey eel; the pride.

{Curlew sandpiper}. See under {Curlew}.

{Stilt sandpiper}. See under {Stilt}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Peeper \Peep"er\, noun

1. A chicken just breaking the shell; a young bird.

2. One who peeps; a prying person; a spy.

Who's there? peepers, . . . eavesdroppers? --J. Webster.

3. The eye; as, to close the peepers. [Colloq.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: a viewer who enjoys seeing the sex acts or sex organs of others [syn: {voyeur}, {Peeping Tom}, {peeper}]

2: an informal term referring to the eye

3: an animal that makes short high-pitched sounds

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