Definition of redshank in English:



  • A large Eurasian sandpiper with long red legs and brown, gray, or blackish plumage.

    • ‘When I came in April, the whimbrel, a summer migrant, had arrived to join the resident curlews, redshanks and oystercatchers.’
    • ‘The animals eat the eggs of wading birds including dunlin, lapwing, redshank and snipe.’
    • ‘He has 120 breeding pairs of waders on his land, including lapwings, curlews and redshanks.’
    • ‘Their farm is a haven for black grouse, lapwing, yellow wagtail, redshank, snipe and golden plover.’
    • ‘Bird species to be seen include ringed plover, oystercatcher, redshank and little grebe.’