nounpl. -·pip·ers or -·pip·er
any of a number of small shorebirds (family Scolopacidae) similar to the snipes but distinguished by a shorter, soft-tipped bill, including the common sandpiper (Tringa hypoleucos) of Europe and the spotted sandpiper (Actitis macularia) and least sandpiper (Calidris minutilla) of North America
Any of various small shorebirds of the family Scolopacidae, usually having a long straight sensitive bill used to pick up insects, worms, and soft mollusks in mud and sand.
- Any of various small wading birds of the family Scolopacidae.