nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A small brownish-gray North American shore bird (Actitis macularia) that in summer acquires white underparts with many small black spots. Also called peetweet.