nounpl. -·ers or -·er
a medium-sized, long-legged, long-billed snipe (genus Limnodromus) of North America and Asia
Origin of dowitcherfrom 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