Meaning of REDSHANK in English


noun the fieldfare.

2. redshank ·noun a bare-legged person;

— a contemptuous appellation formerly given to the scotch highlanders, in allusion to their bare legs.

3. redshank ·noun a common old world limicoline bird (totanus calidris), having the legs and feet pale red. the spotted redshank (t. fuscus) is larger, and has orange-red legs. called also redshanks, redleg, and clee.

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