Definition of marsh treader in English:

marsh treader

noun

North American
  • another term for water measurer
    • ‘Maybe spider or marsh treader are better experts in practical relativity effects, because they're able to estimate the location and speed of objects just using a transversal mechanical waves.’
    • ‘Marsh treaders are also referred to as water measurers. They are semi-aquatic, because they skate over the surface of slow-moving water.’
    • ‘The elongate head of the marsh treader also differs from the relatively short head of the water scorpion.’
    • ‘Marsh treaders are fairly common and have been found throughout the world.’
    • ‘Unlike their fast cousins, the water striders, marsh treaders can walk very slowly on the water's surface. As a result, they seem to hunt in slow motion.’

Pronunciation

marsh treader

/mɑrʃ ˈtrɛdər//märSH ˈtredər/