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grayback

Definitions of grayback
  1. noun
    a sandpiper that breeds in the Arctic and winters in the southern hemisphere
    synonyms: Calidris canutus, greyback, knot
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    type of:
    sandpiper
    any of numerous usually small wading birds having a slender bill and piping call; closely related to the plovers
  2. noun
    a dowitcher with a grey back
    synonyms: Limnodromus griseus, greyback
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    type of:
    dowitcher
    shorebird of the sandpiper family that resembles a snipe
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