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Meaning of sandpiper

sand•pi•per

Pronunciation: (sand'pī"per), [key]
— n.
  1. any of numerous shore-inhabiting birds of the family Scolopacidae, related to the plovers, typically having a slender bill and a piping call.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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