pl. -·ers or -·er
a medium-sized, long-legged, long-billed snipe (genus Limnodromus) of North America and Asia
Origin of dowitcher; from name in an Iroquoian language
Any of several shorebirds of the genus Limnodromus that breed in far northern latitudes and have brownish plumage and a long straight bill.
Origin of dowitcherPerhaps from Mohawk tawístawis, snipe.