wader

[wey-der]
noun
1.
a person or thing that wades.
2.
Also called wading bird. any of various large birds having long legs, long necks, and long bills, that are adapted for wading in shallow waters and living on fish, frogs, etc., as the crane, heron, stork, shoebill, ibis, and flamingo.
3.
British. any of various ground-nesting shorebirds of small to moderate size, as the gull, tern, skimmer, phalarope, and plover.
4.
waders, high, waterproof boots used for wading, as by fishermen, duck hunters, or laborers.

Origin:
1665–75; wade + -er1

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wader (ˈweɪdə)
 
n
1.  a person or thing that wades
2.  Also called: wading bird any of various long-legged birds, esp those of the order Ciconiiformes (herons, storks, etc), that live near water and feed on fish, etc
3.  a Brit name for shore bird

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Example sentences
Wader populations are plummeting globally, say ornithologists.
The bird, a wader called a bar-tailed godwit, completed the journey in nine days.
Be aware water may be over wader depth in many areas of the impoundments, and a good retrieving dog can be helpful.
Wear a wader belt with waders to prevent water from entering them.
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