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.
Webster English vocab. Английский словарь Webster. 2012